Recent medical research suggests that children are more likely to develop type 1 diabetes if their mother developed in her childhood. Diabetic women should also try to ensure that their blood sugar levels are low and definitely under control before they even conceive. The risk of children developing type 1 diabetes can increase if both their parents have it, and depending on how old mothers were when they developed diabetes themselves. Risks of diabetes can increase depending on children’s ethnicity.
Kids love Trick or Treating, even those with food allergies and diabetes. That’s why the Teal Pumpkin Project, which promotes the giving of toys instead of candy at Halloween, encourages everyone to think of fun spooky ideas that aren’t candy this year. Here are 8 top suggestions for fun non-candy Halloween gifts that are sure to make every child smile, even those with diabetes!
As parents, it’s hard not to micromanage everything our children eat. After all, wouldn’t they sit around snacking on cake all day, while never touching a single vegetable, if we didn’t?
Surprisingly, research shows that children who are offered a variety offoodson a routine schedule, in a calm environment, will naturallyeatthe appropriate quantity of food they need to grow and stay healthy. This also applies to children with diabetes.
To assist her clients, Anne Blocker, adiabeteseducatorand registered dietician, has introduced the Division of Responsibility. Created by Ellyn Satter, a feeding dynamics expert, the Division of Responsibility (sDOR) is a feeding model.