Just when you thought you had adjusted to proper eating for your child with diabetes, along comes the holidays. Sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie – oh my! What’s a parent to do? You and your child can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner – with a little planning and oversight.
For people with diabetes, travel planning requires extra thought. To keep travel plans on track, a little preparation can ensure that families are prepared to deal with unexpected problems or schedule changes. Plan ahead: Be sure immunizations are up to date. If you’re traveling out of the country, find out if extra shots are needed. […]
Indulging in sweet treats is a Valentine’s Day tradition, but for kids with diabetes, overindulging can have serious side effects. Here are some tips to help your little sweetheart enjoy this special day while keeping negative consequences away: Start a new tradition. Go on a fun outing together or give your child a Valentine-shaped coupon […]
More than 100 children and young adults crammed a summer’s worth of fun into one week during the 2011 Diabetes Camp, conducted by the Akron Children’s Hospital Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology with the help of nearly 100 volunteers. Now in its fourth year, the camp featured activities such as horseback riding, swimming, mountain biking, […]