When Deanna was just 4 years old, she was already being treated for Type 2 Diabetes and her body mass index, or BMI, reached as high as 37 when it should be closer to 21. Excessive weight is one of the most significant risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes, and BMI measures body fat based on height and weight. Since Type 2 Diabetes can often be prevented or managed through weight loss and increased physical activity, Deanna – and her family – made a commitment to do just that.
Every parent wants the best for their children, and when a child has diabetes, parents find it can take a little effort to provide the best possible diet.
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 […]
More than 30 percent of children and teens in Ohio are overweight or obese and at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
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.