Winter Sports Recommendations for Kids with Diabetes

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This story was originally posted on January 5, 2011.

Today, we’re going to answer another question from one of Joslin’s Facebook fans.

Grace asked for some exercise advice for an 11 year old, who like to lives in Maine.  So, we asked the diabetes educators working in the Programs for Children, Teens and Young Adults here at the Joslin Diabetes Center.

Here’s what they said:

“When it’s snowing up North, many of you will be hitting the slopes on skis and snowboards. As for any skier, you will be sure to wear warm clothing, sox, hats and mittens. Don’t forget to use sunscreen. In addition,since you have diabetes, you (or your parents) may have questions about being safe and keeping your blood sugar in a healthy place while you enjoy these cold weather sports.”

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