akronchildrens.org

Race car driver encourages children with diabetes to ‘live life without limits’

Ryan Reed

Just because you have diabetes doesn’t mean you can’t live life in the fast lane. Take a look at NASCAR driver Ryan Reed. Despite having type I diabetes, the 21 year old finished 9th in overall standings in the NASCAR XFINITY Series last year and scored his first win at this year’s Daytona International Speedway.

Make snack time fun while cutting the carbs

Popcorn can be a sensible snack. Pop some popcorn in an air popper or on the stove with a little oil. Sprinkle generously with Parmesan cheese. Salt to taste.

When the urge to snack strikes, many people reach for foods high in carbohydrates like chips or cookies. But you and your child with diabetes can enjoy a variety of appealing snacks that are low in carbs.

How to shift diabetes care responsibilities as your child matures

mother-talking-to-toddler-son

When your child is an infant or toddler, you must take complete responsibility for her diabetes care. As children mature, they can gradually handle more self-care. Here are general guidelines to follow for each stage of your child’s development.

National Diabetes Month: Join the campaign to stop diabetes

http://www.diabetesforecast.org/2012/oct/baking-with-sugar-substitutes-tips-and-recipes.html

Every parent wants the best for their children, and when a child has diabetes, parents find it can take a little effort to provide the best possible diet.

Kids and diabetes: What your child’s sitters and grandparents need to know

babysitting

Raising children is bound to be nerve-racking at times, and a diagnosis of diabetes can amp up a parent’s stress level. To relieve stress – for both you and your child – it’s important to sometimes rely on babysitters and grandparents. Here is basic information your child’s babysitters and grandparents should know:

A girl & her dog: This dynamic duo fights back against diabetes

2000-01-01-00.00.06

Like any person with type 1 diabetes, Brianna Carr experiences quick changes in her blood sugar levels. The otherwise healthy, active 12 year old has her parents, Brad and Heather, and her medical team to help monitor her illness. She also has Rosie, a yellow Labrador retriever trained to recognize and alert others whenever Brianna’s blood sugar becomes too high or too low.