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How to Support Children after a Diabetes Diagnosis

Throughout the world, several hundred thousand children and teens are diagnosed with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. It is a prevalent disease, impacting an estimated 200,000…

Diagnosing Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy in Children

Creating an environment where children remain healthy and happy is not always within a parent’s control, particularly during their early years. Medical issues may cause a variety of concerns for parents and their children that are both difficult to diagnose and a challenge to treat with…

5 Common Fundraising Mistakes that Might Be Hurting Your Organization

Fundraising is hard work, done with the best intentions in mind. While you might get caught up in the spirit of “doing good,” you could be doing it wrong. Whether it’s a communication failure or a lack of foresight, here are five mistakes you’ll want to avoid when…

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Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!

Like we do every three months, we trucked out to Hopkins to see the endocrinologist Wednesday. I think Jack's starting to like going, and me too, because I try to set the appointment around lunch time and then we get to have a private lunch, just Jack and me. I probably should insist he pick a healthier place to eat, other than McDonalds, but it's what he picks every time...except today! First surprise--Subway for lunch! (Thank you Jack!)

Another surprise--Jack's A1C number. (A1C is a…

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Added by Amy Foley on January 19, 2011 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Lesson Learned

This morning I got another call from the Nurse's Office as I was desperately trying to log in an hour on the Stairmaster. As I picked up I heard Jack who said, "Mom. My number is over 400 and I have a trace of keytones."

Silence.

Hmmmm. If I panic, I may fall off this dumb machine, so I say, "Did you remember to pump your toast?"

"Yes."

"Will you look on the pump and tell me how many carbs you put in?"

"20," he said.

"Did you eat anything else? Nothing to drink? Did…

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Added by Amy Foley on January 6, 2011 at 10:07am — No Comments

Natural Consequences

I would bet that for those of you reading this, you would agree that teaching children to be responsible can be difficult. In fact, sometimes 'teaching moments' present themselves and you have to capitalize on them. Like the time when I drove all the way to Lakeville (from Victoria) to Jack's soccer game only to hear, as I get out of the car, "Mom! I forgot my cleats!" And I must confess, my first reaction was to turn around and drive all the way home to get those cleats because otherwise I…

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Added by Amy Foley on January 4, 2011 at 9:21pm — No Comments

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