Coloring Book Teaches Kids About Diabetes

Peter Chase, MD, professor of pediatrics and clinical director of Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes in Denver, has introduced a revised, kid-friendly coloring book called “A Book for Coloring and Learning About Diabetes.” The book, which became available in May, follows the same chapters as Chase’s larger book, “Understanding Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus.” However, information on each subject in his new book has been summarized

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An Epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes in Kids

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics are calling the alarming rise of type 2 diabetes among children an epidemic. Type 2 diabetes usually develops in middle or old age, but now pediatricians are seeing type 2 in children as young as 4. Experts warn that more children will develop type 2 as the U.S. population becomes increasingly overweight. The trend

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Like Father Like Son: Researchers Find Connection In Families With Type 2 Diabetes

According to a recent issue of Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, type 2 children usually have a parent who is also type 2. Researchers at The Children’s Hospital in Denver concluded that families with a type 2 child are more likely to have a parent that is obese, does not eat well and exercises very rarely. Dr. Philip Scot Zeitler and colleagues at The

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Type 1 Diabetes: Products Help Kids Cope With Diabetes

It can be difficult coping with diabetes, especially if you’re a child. Luckily, there are educational toys and other products that help children conquer some of the mountains that diabetes can create. Here are a few that you may want to look into. Diabetes Care for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers, a book by Jean Betschart, CRNP, CDE, a pediatric nurse practitioner and diabetes educator at

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Are Children of Type 2s Less Sensitive?

Children of parents with type 2 diabetes have decreased insulin sensitivity reports a study in the June 1997 issue of Diabetes. According to the study, the insulin sensitivity is distributed in this population in a way that suggests (contrary to previous assumptions) that a single gene may be responsible for insulin action. The children of type 2s had higher levels of free fatty acids, but

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Kids of Type 2 Parents Should Get Tested-They May Have Early Stages of Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans have discovered the earliest predictors of type 2 diabetes yet to be recorded. According to a study published in the November 15, 1996 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology, the children of people with type 2 diabetes (average age of 15) were found to have significantly higher measures of body

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