That time of year again: Back to school medical ID

Posted on August 6, 2019 by kerri

For all parents, Back to School season can be a chaotic time of year. Buying new supplies, finding new classrooms, and sometimes, even starting new schools can cause a lot of business, and even in some situations stress. However, for parents of kids with medical conditions, disabilities, or special needs, your Back to School preparations … Continue reading “That time of year again: Back to school medical ID”

American Diabetes Alert Day: Are You At Risk?

Posted on March 26, 2019 by kerri

Most of us know someone living with diabetes—most commonly, type 2 diabetes. American Diabetes Alert Day is a day to bring attention to the risk factors associated with developing type 2 diabetes, which can in turn lead to a variety of health problems if not controlled with exercise, diet modifications and in some cases, medicines … Continue reading “American Diabetes Alert Day: Are You At Risk?”

Exploring Gestational Diabetes on World Diabetes Day

Posted on November 14, 2018 by kerri

While diabetes can affect anyone, gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that affects only woman during pregnancy. In recent years, 6 to 8 percent of soon-to-be mamas are diagnosed with gestational diabetes, a statistic that’s increased 2-4% from previous years. [1] While often gestational diabetes is thought to be linked to weight, only half … Continue reading “Exploring Gestational Diabetes on World Diabetes Day”

It’s that time of year again: whether your kids are already off school or gearing up, it’s time for summer fun—camp whether for the day or overnight, weekend adventures, and maybe even some outdoor camp outs under the stars. All that means your kid (or you!) will probably be lugging a backpack or duffel bag … Continue reading “Packing for Summer Camp for Kids with Health Conditions”

Type 1 diabetes, formerly known as juvenile diabetes, is a form of diabetes caused by the immune system attacking the pancreas, making it unable to produce a hormone called insulin. If you have type 1 diabetes, while you were learning how to give yourself insulin and count carbohydrates, you were probably also told that you … Continue reading “Why Should People with Type 1 Diabetes Wear a Medical Bracelet?”

Why should people with Type 2 Diabetes wear Medical ID?

Posted on November 3, 2017 by kerri

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Some people with Type 2 Diabetes may wonder why they need to wear medical ID jewelry, as T2D that is not treated with insulin is often seen as being fairly “stable”. However, with any type of diabetes, you need to be careful to correctly balance exercise, carbohydrate intake, and in … Continue reading “Why should people with Type 2 Diabetes wear Medical ID?”

If you have a child with a disability or other special needs, your child may receive support at school from a Teaching Assistant, also known as a Teacher’s Aide or Educational Assistant, or a Paraprofessional or Instructional Aide depending on where you are—and sometimes, according to their training, depending on where you live. Today, we’re … Continue reading “Not “at the head of the class”, but still very important: Teaching Assistants”