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What are strategies for managing your child's autism?

What are strategies for managing your child's autism?

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

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more


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Parenting advice for children with big weight problems?

Parenting advice for children with big weight problems?

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 more

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What are the healthy eating habits for children with diabetes?

What are the healthy eating habits for children with diabetes?

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 more

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Who gives insulin to children in school with diabetes?

Who gives insulin to children in school with diabetes?

Nurse or child: Depending upon the age and level of responsible behavior, either the chid themselves or the school nurse should be able to administer the insulin. Discuss this with your school. ...Read more

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What exercise to gve a young obbesse child who as a family history of diabetes?

What exercise to gve a young obbesse child who as a family history of diabetes?

Anything physical: That he/she will do reliably for about 30-45 minutes (or longer) just about every day. Also depends on age--older kids have better coordination and get less frustrated with more complex activities than younger ones. ...Read more

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How do working mothers cope with the stress associated with parental care?

How do working mothers cope with the stress associated with parental care?

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 more

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Where to find helpful parenting advice for child with mental health issues?

Where to find helpful parenting advice for child with mental health issues?

NAMI, other org.s: National alliance on mental illness, national institutes of mental health, arc, state supported mental health clinics, staff in local child/adolescent psychiatry clinics, chadd, add warehouse, just to name some good sources of information. ...Read more

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Will drinking regularly bring infertility. ? Problem with child birth?

Will drinking regularly bring infertility. ? Problem with child birth?

Drinking too much: Drinking too much (for women this is defined as more than 7 drinks in a week) certainly can interfere with getting pregnant or having an abnormal pregnancy. ...Read more

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How can gestational diabetes affects our spouses and family?

How can  gestational diabetes affects our spouses and family?

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

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How best to deal with a bipolar child under your care?

How best to deal with a bipolar child under your care?

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

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Need expert advice. What health problems are related with teen obesity?

Need expert advice. What health problems are related with teen obesity?

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

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What age is the best to adopt? Adopting children that have mental health problems

What age is the best to adopt? Adopting children that have mental health problems

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 more

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Should a parent share their abusive past with their children to help explain his/her emotional problem?

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 more

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If you reduce a child's obesity, will their type 2 diabetes get better?

If you reduce a child's obesity, will their type 2 diabetes get better?

Absolutely : Worked for adults for decades and will do the same for teens. On some instances, if diabetes was discovered late in the child, weight loss may not be sufficient so time is of the essence if impaired glucose is captured. ...Read more

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Problems with special education teacher and program. Help please. We have few options for our child with autism?

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 more

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Can males with diabetes father a healthy baby?

Can males with diabetes father a healthy baby?

Yes: Yes, you can father a healthy baby. The baby is affected more if the mother is diabetic since blood sugar fluctuation during pregnancy can directly affect the well-being of the baby. ...Read more

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If a child is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at a young age, will this decrease his lifespan?

If a child is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at a young age, will this decrease his lifespan?

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 more

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How can I address child developmental issues with parents?

How can I address child developmental issues with parents?

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