Healthy Eating Guidelines for Juvenile Diabetes

A daily insulin injection is required to manage type 1 diabetes in children but it is not the only management strategy. The diet plan that goes along with the daily insulin requirements is just as important and needs to be planned accordingly. Consistency in meal times, portion sizes, and food groups are the keys to … Read more

Help from Grandparents with Diabetic Children

A night out on the town is just what mom and dad needs, but who is going to baby sit? Grandparents are the best baby sitters, especially when they involve an overnight stay. For parents of children with juvenile diabetes it might not be as easy. It is going to be hard to leave your … Read more

How Juvenile Diabetes is Diagnosed

It can be scary when you realize that something may be wrong with your child. You will want to find out right away what it is and how you can help. The testing that is done to determine if your child has juvenile diabetes is not very evasive and can be determined in a very … Read more

Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia is when a child (or any other person) with diabetes is suffering from low blood sugars. This can be an extreme and dangerous situation and in the worse case scenarios can lead to a diabetic coma or even death. But with careful monitoring of blood sugar levels this can be prevented. An important lesson … Read more

Insulin Pumps for Juvenile Diabetics

A popular alternative, especially for teenagers, to daily insulin injections is to use an insulin pump. Although it is an alternative for everyone because of the high cost of the unit and having to wear it 24 hours per day for others it can help in successfully managing juvenile diabetes. An insulin pump is worn … Read more

Juvenile Diabetes and Teenagers

Teenagers are young adults and are ready to take on new responsibilities. If your teenager has had juvenile diabetes for some time, this is the time to pass the reins of management over to them. It may seem a bit intimidating to you to let your child take control of their diabetes but it is … Read more

Juvenile Diabetes and the Honeymoon Period

In many children with juvenile diabetes a period occurs shortly after being diagnosed they go through what is commonly called as the honeymoon period. This is a time when your child’s blood sugar levels will return to normal without the aid of additional insulin. It is important to remember that this happens in a lot … Read more

A Juvenile Diabetic’s Emergency Kit

An emergency or first aid kit can be found in almost any home. But in a home where a child lives with juvenile diabetes there needs to be additional supplies for their needs. In addition to an at-home emergency kit, a child with diabetes should carry a portable kit with supplies with them at all … Read more

Juvenile Diabetes in Younger Children

When younger children are diagnosed with juvenile diabetes is can be very hard on them. They may not understand the severity of the disease and all of the restrictions that are placed on them. It is going to take patience and time for them to get used to their new lifestyle and the changes that … Read more

Celebrating Special Occasions and Juvenile Diabetes

You may be worried about the long-term effects on your child once they are diagnosed with diabetes but their immediate concerns may be quite different. It is natural for them to focus on things they can’t have anymore or might miss out on. Such as cake and ice cream at birthday parties, candy from Halloween, … Read more

Support from Friends and Family

Telling friends and family about your child being diagnosed with juvenile diabetes may bring about mixed emotions. You don’t want your child to be pitied, you don’t want them to be looked at differently, yet you do need people to understand that your child will need some special considerations sometimes. When you first tell people … Read more

Checking for Ketones in Juvenile Diabetics

Another part of the routine for monitoring and controlling juvenile diabetes is checking for the presence of ketones. This is done by dipping a stick available at drug stores into your child’s urine. If ketones are present the end of the stick will turn a certain color. By matching the color of the stick with … Read more