Sick days are no fun for anyone but when your child has diabetes, extra precautions are needed since illness can raise or lower blood sugar levels. If you follow the advice of diabetes experts and are prepared, you’ll be able to handle your child’s illness with confidence. Fighting off illness requires more energy than normal. […]
As an individual, what can you do to help stop diabetes? You can do a lot simply by instilling good eating habits in your own home. Get an abundance of nutritional help by joining the Eat Well, America!sm campaign championed by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
Can games make learning more fun? Bingo! They sure can. Here’s a game to reinforce proper diabetes nutrition. Called “Nutrition Bingo,” it can be played by the whole family.
Plopping down in front of the television with a snack bowl might not be a bad idea, depending on the size of the bowl, the snack and whether you’re really even hungry. In this Children’s Channel video, Danielle Dimengo, RD/LD, a clinical dietitian at Akron Children’s Hospital, provides some fun and nutritious ideas for snacking.
At times, separation anxiety can be felt more acutely by parents than children. This may especially be the case if your young child has diabetes and is in day care. You may wonder if she’s receiving appropriate care and what might happen if she has a diabetes emergency.
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By the end of summer, many parents and their children are itching for school to start. But when you have a child with diabetes, the advent of a new school year may also bring worries. At the top of your list, you may wonder how your child will be treated if her blood sugar levels get dangerously high or low.