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.

Top 10 most-searched medical conditions of 2013


With the New Year upon us, Akron Children’s Hospital reflects on the events of 2013. As such, we compiled a list of the Top 10 medical conditions visitors searched most often on our website last year. It came as no surprise that ADHD and diabetes topped our list.

Kids and diabetes: Pile on the mashed potatoes – your child can enjoy holiday meals

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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.