These articles cover a wide range of subjects, from the most basic aspects of diabetes care to the nitty-gritty specifics.
- Alternative Medicine/ Complementary Therapies
- Blood Glucose Monitoring
- Dental Health
- Diabetes Basics
- Diabetes Definitions
- Diabetic Complications
- Emotional Health
- Eyes & Vision
- Foot Care
- General Diabetes & Health Issues
- Heart Health
- High Blood Glucose
- Insulin & Other Injected Drugs
- Kids & Diabetes
- Low Blood Glucose
- Money Matters
- Nutrition & Meal Planning
- Oral Medicines
- Sexual Health
- Tools & Technology
- Weight Loss
- Women's Health
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If you care for a child who has diabetes, this section can help you navigate his or her diabetes care, from diagnosis to the first day of school to the teenage years and beyond. Whether you’re looking for information on insulin pumps, diabetes camps, making injections easier, dealing with hypoglycemia, or other issues, the articles below can help.
Be Aware of Hypoglycemia Unawareness by Karen Kelly, R.N., B.S.N., C.D.E., and Amy Gilliland, R.N., M.S.N., C.D.E.
Anyone whose child uses insulin has no doubt been warned of the dangers of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and the need to treat it promptly. Mild hypoglycemia can cause a person to feel uncomfortable and can interfere with his normal functioning. Severe…
If your school or community does not offer a support group for teens with diabetes, perhaps you need only to ask for one. In a group setting, they can learn from each other’s mistakes, discuss uncomfortable situations that arise, and buoy one another with hope…
If you are a parent of a child, teen, or young adult with Type 1 diabetes, thoughts running through your mind might include, “Diabetes is wearing me out,” “This shouldn’t be this hard,” or “I feel like I do the same thing over and over again, but we’re not getting anywhere.” If you have said these things or felt these feelings, those are good signs that you are experiencing diabetes burnout…
One afternoon, at the close of a children’s support group session, I gathered the kids around for an activity. I sketched a tree trunk on a roll of butcher paper and gave each child two green paper leaves. On one, I asked them to write or draw…
Virtually all parents and their teens have conflicts at some point. In teens with diabetes, the topic of diabetes care often becomes a focal point of parent–teen conflict…
School-age children spend about half their waking hours at school, and children with diabetes are no different. Since your child can’t leave his diabetes at home when he goes to school, it is necessary to have a plan…
So you’re thinking of sending your child to summer camp. What a great idea! Camps are wonderful places — without parents — where children can experience the great outdoors, learn new skills, make friends, meet positive role models…
Insulin pumps can be great tools for managing diabetes in people of all ages, including children, teens, and even infants. In this article, parents whose kids use pumps, kids who use pumps, and health-care professionals who work with kids who use pumps offer ideas, tips, hints, and advice on common problems and how to avoid them…
Halloween—the very word can send a shiver up the spines of children and parents alike, albeit for very different reasons. While the kids are probably looking forward to costumes and trick-or-treating, the parents are likely more concerned about…
Your 10-year-old daughter just returned from diabetes camp. She said that everyone was using an insulin pump, and she wants one too. You are worried about having a tiny computer deliver insulin into her body. Should you ask your daughter’s…
Parents need to stay involved in their child’s management. Find out how to make things just a little bit better, both for you and for your kids…
When it becomes time for a teen or young adult to leave his childhood diabetes care providers and move on to adult care providers, it is common for both the young person and his parents to feel some anxiety about making the transition. However, at some point, young adults are usually better served by going to an adult care provider, and the switch must be made…
Until recently, it was thought that Type 2 diabetes was a disease of adults. During the 1990’s, however, pediatric endocrinologists began to recognize and diagnose it in children. There has been an increasing number of children diagnosed with Type…
The teenage years are a time of physical, mental, and emotional growth. Like all times of transition and change, the going can get rough at times. For teens with diabetes, diabetes and its care can be one of the rough spots. Just as the changes happening…
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