When your child has type 1 diabetes, fighting a cold or the flu is made easier with this handy guide. It will help you handle symptoms and prevent diabetic ketoacidosis—a buildup of too much acid in the blood.Read more
Whether a child was just diagnosed with diabetes this summer, or has had diabetes for years, now that the school year is well underway, many families have questions about school resources available for children with diabetes. It can be frightening for parents to send their children off to school with a health issue, such as type 1 diabetes, that requires round-the-clock care. Students have a right to safe diabetes care in school and this right is backed by state and federal laws. Now is a great time to review some of the systems in place to help keep kids with diabetes safe at school.Read more
Kelby Crotty’s summer was impressive, without qualification.
A Pardeeville sixth-grader, Kelby earned All-America status while competing in the javelin at the AAU Club National Championships in Orlando, Florida in July.
Prior to that, in June, he traveled to Waukesha for the USA Track and Field Wisconsin State Meet, where he placed third in the javelin and fifth in the shotput and discus. A first-place finish in the AAU Central District Qualifier in Rockford, Illinois followed a week later. He was also third in the shot put and fourth in the discus.
We see kids in the American Family Children’s Hospital Pediatric Diabetes Clinic about every three months, from the time they are diagnosed, until they transition to an adult endocrinologist. Ideally, by that time, they are comfortable and independent with their diabetes care. However, the path to independence is different for every child and family, and it is our goal to provide tools that facilitate this individualized process along the way.
Traveling with children means planning ahead. It can feel a little more complicated when your child has type 1 diabetes. Families managing diabetes have more to prepare for than the average family.
Kids with type 1 diabetes can do anything other kids can – sleepovers, road trips, or travel abroad. You just need to be ready with a game plan for the what ifs.