Over 20 years ago, while I was in the service, a new method of testing diabetics for blood glucose control was “discovered” and I instantly seemed to know in my gut that it would revolutionize the care for the whole clinic full of patients I was managing – not to mention those kids at camp UTADA diabetic camp I saw every fall. (more…)
Showing posts from: June 2014
I’d like to talk today about a “new med” for “juvenile diabetes.”
By ‘childhood diabetes’ I mean the ‘type 1’ diabetes that used to be most predominant in childhood as opposed to the ‘type 2’ which used to be most predominant in adulthood. Two different diseases which, confusingly, have the same name.
Even if school wasn’t out for this summer, physical activity guidelines for children are simple and clear – 60 minutes of exercise each day. Here is a great link to simple examples of types and amounts of exercise for children, and two great examples from actual children’s exercise diaries – courtesy of the CDC.
I’m sorry, but I just have to say it: “neaner, neaner, neaner. See I told you so!”
I know that some of you thought you had me when five out of seventeen studies showed “no correlation” between being treated for ADHD and prevention of the increased incidence of smoking in this group of kids.
Recent advances in disease testing methods as well as research into contraception and infection issues has recently prompted a review and adjustment to guidelines for adolescent gyn or pelvic exams.
Is it really possible, in this day and age, for a child to meet the minimum exercise guidelines necessary for good health? This is a link to simple steps a parent can take to make physical activity a part of a child’s life.
Parenting advice – something that we all probably need at one time or another; but, something that is awfully easy to get tired of.
Especially with the arrival of a new baby, well-meaning-advice-givers seem to come out of the woodwork; AND, if you’ve “registered” anywhere online (more…)