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Managing Your Child's Diabetes
Seek help from : agencies like http://familyresiliency.illinois.edu/initiatives/initiatives_autismprogram.html, http://familyvoicesillinois.org/documents/grants-for-families-of-children-with-autism/ & http://communities.autismspeaks.org/site/c.ihLPK1PDLoF/b.7512151/k.C0C8/Illinois_Resources.htm. Learn to use behavioral techniques consistently. See a developmental/behavioral pediatrician &/or child psychiatrist.. ...Read more
Practice,then preach: The mopst important point is to set a good example by eating prudently and exercising. Exercise, when you can do it with a child, is best. Keep your home free of junk food and sugared beverages. Obesity is not only cosmetic, but poses long term health risks. The likelyhood of a teenager who is obese at 16m is a virtual; lock on obesity for the rest of there lives. Maje sure your weight is ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not enough room here: This is something kids & families dealing with diabetes will learn over time under the direct supervision of diabetes educators.This would include registered dietitians that are part of a team & remain available to the family to consult by phone when questions arise. This is not something you generalize & cover in the 400 characters available on this site. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are you caring : For your parents? Between your job, taking care of your parents and your children - it is essential that you somehow find a way to care for yourself. To address stress: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi >. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Daughter, 26, has type 1 diabetes since age 2. For long term health should she take a 81 mg aspirin in addition to managing her diabetes well?
It shouldn't: That is, as long as you follow your doctor's instructions ! patients with gestational diabetes are considered high risk and should follow their doctor's instructions very carefully to keep their sugars under control. This way, there is a much better chance of having a healthy pregnancy, healthy delivery and healthy baby. That will make your spouse and family very, very happy. ...Read more
The Right People: A child with bipolar disease varies in needs. The best answer is to make sure that the appropriate professionals are involved on a regular basis.This may include the pediatrician, therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist.Therapy, medication, inpatient or outpatient are optionsbut good communication and regular contact are keys to success. ...Read more
Obesity teenager: There are over 20 different medical conditions that have been linked with obesity. The damage is cumulative over time. They range from elevated cholesterol, to high blood pressure, to heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, reflux, asthma, and arthritis. These over shadow the depression, social isolation, social dysfunction, and anxiety all magnified as a teen and all related to obesity. ...Read more
That : That is very dependent upon the individual situation for that child. Any time that a family can give the patient a loving, stable home and the services they require will be beneficial for that child. That is wonderful that you are looking into providing that care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should a parent share their abusive past with their children to help explain his/her emotional problem?
Depends: This depends on several factors related to the current situation. The parent would need to examine his/her motives for sharing such information. The appropriateness of this would also be impacted by the age and/or maturity level of the children. I would suggest discussing the matter with a therapist before making a decision about this. Such a disclosure could be helpful, but there are risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Problems with special education teacher and program. Help please. We have few options for our child with autism?
Too little info: I sympathize, but your question is so general, it is impossible to offer a specific answer. If you think the problem truly is the teacher, speak to the principal or special educataion counselor at the school. You can request a new iep at any time, which may include looking at private school options if child not recieving adequate care. If needed, seek a lawyer specializing in this area. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Possibly: Patients with type 2 diabetes are at high risk for cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, nerve damage, and vision loss, among other things. It's essential that all patients with diabetes take their medication as directed, eat a healthy diet, and get exercise. Taking good care of diabetes will help the body stay healthier longer. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Development : In what capacity? Teacher, day care, friend? The best way is honestly, based on fact. State that you have noticed that the child does not meet the developmental landmarks for their age. Have these ready to review with the parent, and your recommendations for professional evaluation. ...Read more
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