Children with 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 less accumulation of sugars in the blood, researchers report in Pediatrics. Obesity and elevated blood sugar are risk factors for type 2 diabetes, which happens when the body can’t properly use or make enough of the hormone insulin to convert blood sugar into energy.


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Candy may be a big part of Halloween, but that doesn’t mean children with diabetes can’t partake in the holiday.

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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

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for those managing diabetes. Get your day started right with these breakfast suggestions.

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We’ve heard all our lives that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but when you’re also managing diabetes it’s even more important. In order to help your insulin pump

Learn what happens to your blood sugar levels overnight and how you can keep them in check!

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After a diabetes diagnosis, there is usually a time of education. You learn all about the disease and how it affects your body. Part of that learning curve is discovering when your blood sugar levels tend to be

With countless insulin pumps on the market it’s hard to know which is right for you. Don’t make your decision in haste, learn more before you buy.

 

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Insulin pumps are a great way for those living with diabetes to control their insulin levels. They take away the need for individual insulin injections and can help

Thinking of using an insulin pump to manage your diabetes? Here’s a guide to the most popular models on the market today.

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If you or someone in your family suffers from diabetes, you may be thinking about using an insulin pump to manage the insulin levels in your bloodstream. While you should always talk to

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.

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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 summer

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

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

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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