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


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


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.

National Diabetes Month: Join the campaign to stop diabetes


Every parent wants the best for their children, and when a child has diabetes, parents find it can take a little effort to provide the best possible diet.

Kids and diabetes: What your child’s sitters and grandparents need to know


Raising children is bound to be nerve-racking at times, and a diagnosis of diabetes can amp up a parent’s stress level. To relieve stress – for both you and your child – it’s important to sometimes rely on babysitters and grandparents. Here is basic information your child’s babysitters and grandparents should know:

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


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.