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Future pediatric nurse has skill with a football & a taste for Dr. Pepper

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The new college football season has a lot of people excited, but perhaps no one more than Walsh University nursing student Molly Brown.

Brown, who volunteers at Akron Children’s Diabetes Camp, won $100,000 in Dr. Pepper’s Tuition Give-Away Contest during last year’s Big Ten Football Championship game.

Kids and diabetes: Find balance by combining exercise, healthy foods

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A happy balance in life makes for happy people. And balance can be especially important for children with diabetes, who need to combine the right amounts of exercise and nutrition to maintain good health. So . . . what are the “right” amounts? Exercise Children with diabetes should get a good session of heart-pumping exercise every […]

Adopt-A-School program in full swing

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Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley has selected Bloomfield-Mespo Elementary School in North Bloomfield, Ohio, for its 2014-2015 Adopt-A-School program. – See more at: http://inside.akronchildrens.org/?p=19158&preview=true#sthash.1qNwLkRv.dpuf

Kids and diabetes: How to toe the line when it comes to foot care

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Most people don’t think much about their lowly feet. That is, until there is a problem with them. And for a person with diabetes, foot problems can quickly become serious. By restricting blood flow, diabetes can cause a loss of feeling in the feet, and without sensation, it may be difficult to detect a cut or infection.

Kids and Diabetes: How to prepare for emergencies, disasters

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As the parent of a child with diabetes, you may occasionally worry about emergencies or disaster scenarios. What if you’re without power for an extended period of time? What if your child’s school goes into lockdown?

Kids and Diabetes: How to curb the carbs when your child snacks

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For a child with diabetes, snacks offer a way to manage blood sugar between meals.