More From the Diabetes Blog Week: The Healthcare Experience - Thursday 5/19 Most people who live with a chronic illness end up with a lot of experience when it comes to dealing with healthcare. How would you improve or change your healthcare experience? What would you like to see happening during medical visits with your healthcare team? How about when dealing with your health insurance companies? What's your Healthcare Wish List or Biggest Frustration? Today is the day to share it all! Wow, … [Read More...]
Sylvia White, RD CDE
For Overwhelmed Parents of Children with Diabetes
Basics of Diabetes
Food and Carbs
We love casseroles at my house! Especially the creamy ones with cheese! Not that they are the most healthiest but we don't eat them too often. I do try to substitue lower fat items. Every so often I just crave the creamy stuff! I've also discovered that most casseroles can be frozen if you make double or freeze half of the mixture if you have a smaller family. Makes an easy and quick meal to be able to pull something out of the freezer and pop in the oven! Casseroles can be confusing when …[Read More...]
There's so much to learn about children and diabetes. One of the most important thing is dosing the insulin. Quick acting insulin, which is currently Humalog, Novolog, or Apidra, is used to correct a high blood sugar and to cover the carbs eaten in a meal. If you have heard that term "cover the carbs" and don't quite understand what that means, it means that you let your child eat what his appetite says he needs, then determine the carbs in what was eaten, and then figure the amount of insulin …[Read More...]
This week's meal is one that was made without planning! We all have those days! Actually, I sort of planned because I did throw the chicken in the crockpot before I left for the morning. I love this recipe I found on Pinterest for Crock Pot Ranch Chicken. It's so easy! But when I came home, after my daughter had tumbling, and it was 8:00 PM, and we still had not eaten, I needed some quick sides. When I asked Sara, she said chicken flavored rice. I try to not to fix too many things out a … [Read More...]
Coping with Diabetes
Happy Mother's Day! Today is the day when mothers are celebrated and appreciated for all they do. Mothers of children with diabetes have lots of extra work that they do. They are playing nurse and doctor much more than the average mom, checking blood sugars, giving injections or inserting infusion sets, reading blood sugars and determining treatment, carrying lots of extra supplies around likes meters, syringes, insulin, and taking care of things like training teachers, family members, … [Read More...]
Diabetes Awareness: What is Type 1 Diabetes and What Do Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children Need to Know?
This week I am participating in Diabetes Blog Week where blogs from the DOC (Diabetes Online Community) write about specific topics so people can hear a variety of angles of different subjects. So here is today's post topic: Message Monday - Lets kick off the week by talking about why we are here, in the diabetes blog space. What is the most important diabetes awareness message to you? Why is that message important for you, and what are you trying to accomplish by sharing it on your … [Read More...]
My son with diabetes has started driving within the last six months. It is scary and worrisome enough just having a teen driver. As my neighbor said, "It's not if, it's when," meaning they will eventually have a wreck. What a scary thought. I have learned that I can't worry each time he leaves or I'd be a nervous wreck. Having diabetes adds additional worries, especially when you have a teen in the midst of teen rebellion, who sometimes uses his diabetes to rebel. We went through a period … [Read More...]
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