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.
Looking back before I became the mom of a child with Type 1 diabetes, I thought all diabetics were created equal. Cut out the sugar and exercise and everything would be hunky-dory. Now that I am the mom of a diabetic, I know better. Educating people about the differences in diabetes and the warning signs leading up […]
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.
Ethan Libert, a 10-year-old boy from Niles, was honored as the Pilot for the Day at the 910th Airlift Wing at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna, Ohio. The program provides children with chronic, life-threatening conditions a day of fun at the base.
Eating out can be a treat for a lot of families. Kids with type 1 and type 2 diabetes don’t have to give up that treat.
On any given day, you can find pint-sized soldiers walking the halls of Akron Children’s Hospital – children who are fighting chronic and life-threatening diseases. Last month the Youngstown Air Reserve Station stood up and saluted one of our brave patients, 9-year-old Kylee Vidas, through the 910th Airlift Wing Pilot for a Day program.