It's the time of year in the United States for spring breaks. That means there will be lots of travelers in the next few weeks. Florida gets lots of travelers from the south. We love going to the beach and plan on going to Hilton Head in a few weeks to try a new place. Traveling with kids with diabetes requires extra packing and preparation. Here's some advice and tips from a mom of two kids on pumps and years of traveling: Take extra … [Read More...]
Food and Carbs
I received free samples of Toufayan Pita mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Toufayan Bakeries and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.” This Southwestern Pita is great for my daughter who is following a vegetarian diet. She is getting tired of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. She takes a southwest style salad most days, but those get old too. So here's what I came up with for a … [Read More...]
Kids snacks can be mundane and boring when you offer the same things day after day. My daughter's friend with type 1 diabetes asked me for some healthy 15 gram carbs snack ideas. I texted her some off the top of my head but it was hard to get past the usual snacks people eat. I thought I would ask my registered dietitian friends for some ideas and write a post on healthy snacks, since many people struggle with snack ideas. Incorporate Healthy Foods: For kids' snacks, I recommend picturing the … [Read More...]
I received free samples of Toufayan Pita mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Toufayan Bakeries and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.” My daughter gets tired of the same lunches with sandwiches. Every so often she likes to take a Lunchable but I don't like spending the money on an overpriced meal that doesn't have much to it, and some aren't the healthiest that I would like her to … [Read More...]
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Insulin Pumps and CGM
The A1C is a 3 month average of what the blood sugar has been running. Sara’s A1C has bounced back and forth over the years. When it has been higher, we focused on these tips. There will be seasons or times when your child’s A1C is higher, and that’s normal. Don’t get down on yourself, […]
With type 1 diabetes, an important distinction for insulins is long-acting versus short or quick-acting. The longer lasting insulins are Lantus, Levemir, Toujeo, Tresibo and a few other new ones. When doing injections, these are the insulins which are known as basal insulins, meaning they keep a baseline level of insulin in the system. When […]
Insulin on board is a term you might hear about in facebook groups or see on your pump. The term is usually for people on pumps but the terms or words you might hear for injections is “stacking insulin.” Questions about insulin on board is one I hear a lot! I usually try and explain […]
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School and Diabetes
Having a child with type 1 diabetes go off to college can be scary. I remember when Josh first started college and was going to live in the dorm. At that time, he wasn’t interested in telling anyone he had diabetes or wearing an alert bracelet. My fear was if he had a low blood […]
It’s back to school time here in TN, or at least where we live. Sara started 10th grade today. It’s easier now that she is in high school. She mainly just goes to the nurse to check her blood sugar, but otherwise takes care of things herself. She has snacks in her backpack which she […]
School is back in session in most parts of the country. My daughter started back several weeks ago. One thing parents with children with diabetes have to do is work with the school to make a diabetes care plan. Different schools may do it differently, but typically this is a written plan that details the […]
Teens and Diabetes
Family meals can be rare in some homes. Busy lives with working parents, overfilled schedules, along with not knowing how to cook can all promote not eating a family meal. Sometimes the tension in a household makes it easier to start eating in front of the tv rather than engaging with family members. A study […]
Teen drivers worry parents, but adding in the mix of having diabetes adds extra worries.