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Tag Archives: Children with Diabetes

Kids: Get Your Sleep!! Lack of Sleep Could Lead to Diabetes!

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes supplies, Insulin pump supplies, Insulin Pumps, Obesity and Diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
Children who don’t get enough sleep may be more likely to develop diabetes than kids who typically get enough shuteye, a UK study suggests and reports  by Lisa Rapaport of Reuters Health That’s because each additional hour of sleep children get at night is associated with a lower body weight, more lean muscle mass and… Continue Reading

Tips and Tricks for Dealing with Diabetes on Halloween

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes supplies, Diabetes testing supplies, Diet and Diabetes, Holiday recipes, Insulin Pumps, Tips for People with Diabetes
Candy may be a big part of Halloween, but that doesn’t mean children with diabetes can’t partake in the holiday. Ghosts, ghouls and goblins aren’t the scariest part of Halloween if your child has diabetes. According to the National Retail Federation, the average American spends more than $20 on Halloween candy, with total national spending… Continue Reading

Summer Tips for People with Diabetes

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Insulin Pumps, Summertime and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
Summer can be a fun time, but if you have diabetes, there are some potential dangers with the warmer weather. Use these tips to help you stay safe.   If you have diabetes, it’s important to ensure you’re  staying safe during the warmer part of the year.  Use these tips to help you enjoy the… Continue Reading

Diabetic Dabs- A Disposable, Inexpensive, Convenient, Breakthrough for Blood Glucose Testing.

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes testing supplies, Insulin Pumps, New Devices for Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
This is a great idea and Liz is a great mom. Here’s her story! My name is Liz Sacco and I am a mother of four lovable and energetic boys. In March of 2011 my oldest son David was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Prior to his diagnosis, I had not had anyone close to… Continue Reading

Transitioning Your Child to an Insulin Pump

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes testing supplies, Insulin Pumps, New Devices for Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
Transitioning your child to an insulin pump can be an overwhelming experience, but very beneficial in the long run given the flexibility a pump offers Transitioning your child to an insulin pump can be overwhelming, but the long-term benefits are tremendous and there are many resources available to help both you and your child navigate… Continue Reading

How to Recognize Type 1 Diabetes in Your Child

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Diabetes, Diabetes Conditions
If you are concerned that your child might have Type 1 diabetes, use these warning signs to help you recognize a potential diagnosis.      Diabetes in children is unfortunately all too common. The condition occurs when a child’s pancreas no longer produces the insulin and , in order to survive, insulin must come from an… Continue Reading

Your Child’s Diabetes Diagnosis: What’s Next?

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Statistics, Diabetes testing supplies, Insulin Pumps, Tips for People with Diabetes
If your child is diagnosed with diabetes, learn how to manage the diagnosis with tips and resources that will help your child continue to live a normal, happy and healthy life.  Having a child diagnosed with diabetes can be very overwhelming, scary, intimidating and challenging. However, you are not alone. According to the Juvenile Diabetes… Continue Reading

Focus Express Mail Pharmacy New Patient and Referral Program

Posted in Diabetes, Insulin Pumps, Tips for People with Diabetes
  At Focus Express Mail Pharmacy, we are just like your neighborhood pharmacy, only more convenient. We carry a large inventory of prescription medications, blood glucose testing supplies, and  insulin pump supplies. And we’re just one toll-free phone call away. Focus Express Mail Pharmacy even offers a generous new patient and referral program.  In our… Continue Reading

Managing the Transition to an Insulin Pump

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Insulin Pumps, New Devices for Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
Transitioning to an insulin pump  from injection therapy is a significant change, but can provide many benefits and improve your overall health. Moving from insulin injections to a pump is a big transition, but a smart decision given the many benefits a pump provides. Even though injections are less expensive and require less education, there… Continue Reading

Transitioning Your Child with Diabetes to an Insulin Pump

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Diabetes, Insulin Pumps, Tips for People with Diabetes
Transitioning from insulin injections to an insulin pump can help you better maintain your child’s diabetes while adding significant convenience and spontaneity to your daily schedule.   Every parent knows that maintaining a regular schedule for their child is challenging.  Add diabetes management to the mix and the difficulty can arise exponentially. Transitioning from injections to… Continue Reading

Don’t Skip Halloween Because of Diabetes

Posted in Children with Diabetes
  Just because little Jimmy or Judy has Diabetes, doesn’t mean that they have to skip Halloween.“They can enjoy Halloween and enjoy some of the sweets the holiday offers — within reason,” says Kenneth McCormick, M.D., pediatric endocrinologist and senior scientist in the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center. “We give parents and kids three options and let them decide how… Continue Reading

Dangerous Complications for Children with Diabetes

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Diabetes Research, Diet and Diabetes
  A new study  purports that children with Diabetes generally have poorer eating habits than other children, leading to, what could be,  very serious complications in their future.  Minority male adolescents 15 and above are those with the highest risk. Influential factors include a low level of parental education, low-to-middle family income,  and low parental involvement in Diabetes management.… Continue Reading

Focus Express Mail Pharmacy CEO to receive Community Service Award

Posted in Children with Diabetes
Focus Express Mail Pharmacy CEO Joel Shpigel will be formally acknowledged by the COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA Montgomery County Advisory Council to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission for his ‘tireless work in the area of community service, community involvement, and civil rights" at the annual YAFFE-SMITH CIVIL RIGHTS AWARD LUNCHEON which is scheduled to take place… Continue Reading

Intensive Insulin Therapy Reduces Mortality in Seriously Ill Children

Posted in Children with Diabetes
  A new European study suggests that intensive insulin therapy may reduce the risk of death, infection and the length of intensive care stays for seriously ill children, Abnormally high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) often occurs in critically ill infants and children, and increases their risk of secondary infections and death. "Targeting of blood glucose concentrations… Continue Reading

Focus Express Mail Pharmacy Donates $25,000 to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to Sponsor Four Fundraising Walks.

Posted in Children with Diabetes
   Focus Express Mail Pharmacy donated $25,000 and was a major sponsor at four walks benefitting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) of Philadelphia and South Jersey in the Fall of 2008. These “Walks for the Cure” took place in Parvin State Park, Salem County, NJ on 10/5/08, Cooper River Park in Pennsauken, NJ on… Continue Reading

Peds for Prevention Fights Diabetes and Obesity in Children

Posted in Children with Diabetes
Public school districts in NJ, NY or PA are invited to apply to have their elementary schools participate in a month-long national diabetes education program, called Peds for Prevention™. One selected school district will receive health education grants totaling $5,000, free pedometers for all elementary school students, weekly health education announcements and take-home tips as… Continue Reading

Children at Risk for Type 1 Diabetes may be helped by Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Posted in Children with Diabetes
As seen in CHILD HEALTH NEWS on September 26th, 2007, researchers in the United States have discovered that children at risk of developing type 1 diabetes may be able to lessen that risk by consuming omega-3 fatty acids in their diet. The researchers from the Universities of Colorado and Florida, and Roche Molecular Systems, conducted… Continue Reading