Parents' Attitude Affects Kids' Diabetes

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Kids with diabetes need to regulate their diets, monitor their blood-sugar levels and take the appropriate amount of insulin.
They also need parents with the right attitude. Researchers at the Schneider Child...
Right attitude can help kids control their diabetes.

Doctor: Some Parents Too Fat to Have Kids

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A physician has a revolutionary new concept for helping obese children lose literally hundreds of pounds of dangerous fat.
Remove their parents. Some people are too fat to have kids, David Ludwig, an obesity ...
Want to lose ugly fat? Remove the parents, opinion piece declares.

Children With Diabetes Lobby Congress

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Transforming Lives Through Diabetes Research hearing in Washington, DC. Credit: Paul Morigi/Getty Images A special interest group descended on Capitol Hill en masse June 22, looking t...Little lobbyists lack political power but pack emotional wallop.

Cheat Sheet: Ultimate Holiday Wish List, Diabetes Awareness Month and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" -- the beginning of the end is here. Your children are likely to be very excited (hey, we are, too) about the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part " this weekend. Some of the scenes and t...Get the lowdown on all the hot topics your kids will be talking about.

McDonald's, Wendy's Kids Meals Top Physician Group's Least Wanted List

Maybe you should rethink dinner tonight ... Credit: Ben Stansall, AFP / Getty Images
McDonald's calls it a Mighty Kids Meal. But really, kids, how mighty are you going to be when your arteries are clogged and you've lost all feeling on the lef...

Does Obesity Plus Diabetes Equal Learning Disability?

Ever feel like everyone's picking on the fat kid? Childhood obesity is such a national concern, with seemingly everyone -- including first lady Michelle Obama -- talking about it, that overweight kids must be getting tired of all the attention. ...

Do Your Kids Need More Energy? Try Chickpeas

Packed with protein and cheap, chickpeas are a great addition to any family meal. Also known as garbanzo beans, Canadian chick peas are grown in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan. This edible legume comes in two main forms: Desi and Kabuli. The...

Breast-Feeding Could Save Lives and Money, Research Finds

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If women breast-fed their babies for the first six months of life, more than 900 infant deaths would be prevented and the United States would save $13 billion dollars annually, accor...

How Much Fibre Does My Child Need?

Dear Karla, I read your post about ways to prevent type-2 diabetes and noticed that one commenter suggested fibre. There does not seem to be a clearly stated amount for how much fibre our kids need, and I would like to know just how much I should be...

Protect Your Family from Type-2 Diabetes

Dear Karla, I am a mother of three and am concerned for my children, as diabetes runs in my family. Both of my parents have type-2 diabetes, as does my brother. I have done some research on diabetes and want to protect my children from going down ...

Identifying and Preventing Type-2 Diabetes in Kids

Type-2 diabetes is no longer a disease of the adult population. Unfortunately, kids as young as 10 years old are developing the disease at an alarming rate. Parents who are aware of the signs, symptoms and risk factors for developing type-2 diabetes ...

Overweight Kids at Risk for Type-2 Diabetes

Type-2 diabetes has historically been understood as a disease predominantly found in adults. It was once referred to as non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or adult-onset diabetes. Apart from a family history of the disease, one of the ma...

Parents, School Fight Over Gym Class For Student With Diabetes

Jack McLaughlin, 11, who has diabetes, needs gym class every morning to stay healthy, his parents say. Credit: Clem Murray, Philadelphia Inquirer / MCT
Students at Lionville Middle School in Exton, Pa. have morning gym class two out of every six ...

Diabetic Girl Dies After Mom Feeds Her Sweets

Last May a nine-year-old diabetic girl died laying next to a bag of candy and other sweets bought for her by her mother. Georgia Lee Jones, 27, was arrested Monday after a long investigation. The Dallas-area mother of five faces a felony charge of...

Big Butts a Sign of Good Health!

Ladies, when you look at yourself in the mirror, what kind of fruit do you see? Is your body shaped more like an apple or a pear? If you tend to carry fat through your hips and thighs, you are a pear. You are also in luck! What's so lucky about being...


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