Gestational diabetes can occur during pregnancy when the mother’s body doesn’t produce enough insulin, or becomes resistant to insulin. In this Children’s Channel video, Stacey Ehrenberg Buchner, MD, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the symptoms and diagnosis of this highly-treatable disease.
It’s not uncommon to hear a pregnant women talk about cravings during pregnancy – pickles, peanut butter, ice cream and the like. What moms-to-be may not realize is the nutrients, or lack of, in those cravings can put her at higher risk of developing gestational diabetes and delivering preterm. Gestational diabetes happens when a woman’s […]
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.
Danielle Dimengo grew up with an interest in diabetes because her brother is a Type I diabetic. Today, she spends most days seeing patients in Akron Children’s center for diabetes and endocrinology, where she assesses annual labs, medications and growth, and reviews proper carb counting and general nutrition in the context of her patients’ lives.
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.