For a child with diabetes, snacks offer a way to manage blood sugar between meals.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
I just finished up a week as a volunteer at Akron Children’s Diabetes Camp. Working under Claudia Meade, MS, RD, LD in the Camp Y-Noah dining hall, I helped to prepare meals and snacks with just the right amount of carbohydrates and nutrients to keep the campers going all week long.