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. […]
Like any person with type 1 diabetes, Brianna Carr experiences quick changes in her blood sugar levels. The otherwise healthy, active 12 year old has her parents, Brad and Heather, and her medical team to help monitor her illness. She also has Rosie, a yellow Labrador retriever trained to recognize and alert others whenever Brianna’s blood sugar becomes too high or too low.
How can you survive the holidays when your child has diabetes and the world abounds with carbohydrate-laden foods – from candy canes and gingerbread houses to gum drops and fruitcake? Here are our top 10 tips for coping with these challenges.