Adopt-A-School program in full swing


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


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

When diabetes takes life on a detour


Justin was 8 years old when he was diagnosed with diabetes. He was losing weight, drinking like crazy and waking up wet. After his pediatrician told me the news, I knew our life would never be the same.

How to care for your sick child with diabetes

Mom helps daughter with diabetes monitor her blood sugar.

Although diabetes doesn’t predispose children toward getting the flu, it may be slightly more challenging to manage their diabetes if they develop nausea and vomiting.