Of the many children I’ve seen with this issue, let me introduce you to Terry. He is a real boy… well, a couple real boys and a girl actually so my example could be clearer and, of course, not break any confidentialities. Read more →
The first time a physician is faced with an unconscious patient of unknown cause, he becomes “sold” on the idea of Med Alert bracelets. For years, most of us have encouraged diabetic patients to wear these type of bracelets or carry an I.D. card in their wallet. (more…)
Here is a video which really gets to the basics of diabetic care – the A, B, C’s if you will. Short and sweet the items stand for items which are important to maintain good health.
[A mother researched the internet to find information that led her to refuse an adenoidectomy when her son had “tubes” in his eardrums due to chronic infections. Now other doctors are recommending the same thing and asks for yet another “opinion” about what she should do. She also claims she’s worried about the hospital being […]
[A mother is perplexed by her 9 year-old daughters seeming chronic/recurrent urinary tract infections.] (more…)
This mother has a unique approach to her children’s “star charts” – rewarding good behavior and focusing on “successes.”
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.