Testing your child’s blood glucose (BG) levels is an important part of diabetes care. BG levels indicate how much insulin your child needs and how well their diabetes is being managed. As children grow, their insulin requirements can vary. Given the significance of BG testing, it’s vital that you know how to do it correctly. […]
Exercise is one of the most important factors of good health. For children who have diabetes, physical activity is especially important because it can help control blood glucose levels and is beneficial for the heart, muscles, weight and more. Find a fun activity Exercise doesn’t have to mean sweating in a gym or playing sports. […]
Teens with diabetes want part-time jobs as must as kids without diabetes. How does diabetes affect their chances of getting a job and what accommodations should an employer make? The good news is there are very few jobs your teen cannot do – thanks to medical advancements and job protection laws. Be open with employers. […]
Sick days are no fun for anyone but when your child has diabetes, extra precautions are needed since illness can raise or lower blood sugar levels. If you follow the advice of diabetes experts and are prepared, you’ll be able to handle your child’s illness with confidence. Fighting off illness requires more energy than normal. […]
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).
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.