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How to Manage Your Child’s Diabetes while Traveling

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When your child has diabetes, traveling requires extra thought. To keep plans on track, be prepared for unexpected problems or schedule changes. Then relax and enjoy a wonderful family vacation!

Research studies aim to advance diabetes treatment

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You may already know that Akron Children’s Hospital is the largest pediatric healthcare provider in Northeast Ohio. But you might not realize that it is also at the forefront of research, with the ability to make significant healthcare advances for infants, children and adolescents through scientific discovery and creativity.

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

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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.

Things come full circle for mom after Akron Children’s saves her son’s life

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In 2003, Julie Keyser volunteered for Akron Children’s “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon. Little did she know that 10 years later, the hospital would save her son Zach’s life. Hear their story during the “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon on WKDD Feb. 12-14.

How to shift diabetes care responsibilities as your child matures

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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.