Kids and Diabetes: Join the Eat Well, America! Campaign to help stop diabetes

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).

Kids and Diabetes: A fun way to boost your nutrition IQ

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.

Snacking can be healthy and helpful (VIDEO)

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.

Managing your child’s diabetes in the child care setting

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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Kids and Diabetes: Make your child’s return to school easy as ABC

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.

Kids and Diabetes: Keep an Eye on Your Child’s Vision

People who have diabetes are at higher risk of developing eye complications. Fortunately, you can help prevent problems.