Akron Children’s Hospital doesn’t just promise to treat each child as if its own, it’s the foundation as to how our hospital leaders, providers and staff interact and care for each and every patient. Akron Children’s incorporates family centered care, bringing together patients, families and providers to form a working partnership in the planning, delivery […]
Adeline Dreher was 6 months overdue for a wellness visit. She wasn’t sick or in pain. She was up to date on all her immunizations and she didn’t have any concerns to discuss with her pediatrician. Because Adeline was a typical, healthy and active 8-year-old girl looking forward to the start of many summer adventures, […]
Eight-year-old Grady Oprean is going to make a fine doctor one day. He’s got the compassionate bedside manner part licked. That’s for sure. And despite his young age he has experienced enough of the clinical side that he can probably pass his MCATs (Medical College Admission Test) today. “I want to work for Akron Children’s someday […]
Brentley Wade is a normal, active 2 and a half year old. In mid October, he started showing signs of sickness. He was drinking a lot and sleeping all the time. He didn’t want to eat or play with his normal go to trucks. He didn’t even want to get up out of bed. He […]
My daughter Zoe Ruby is a “T1D Warrior.” She was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) at 5 years old in July 2014. She had the warning signs, which, thankfully I knew as her father is also a type 1 diabetic. She cried that she was always thirsty, and she was always using the bathroom. […]
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.
Take a deep breath and read these tips.