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13-Year-Old Creates VitalPak, a Medical Backpack

In March 2010, Kyle Houlihan of Franklin, Wis., became sick with what doctors originally thought was strep throat or a virus. He then began showing signs of type 1 diabetes, including frequent urination, fatigue and constant thirst. Doctors found that … Continue reading

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Joslin Pediatrics’ New Onset Program Offers Alternative to Hospital

The onset of type 1 diabetes can be a difficult transition for children and their families. It can become more difficult if the children are hospitalized at onset. If type 1 diabetes is identified early enough, before any major problems … Continue reading

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See Inside Pediatrics at Joslin Diabetes Center!

Come on a tour of the Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Programs with Child Life Specialists Micaela Francis, M.S., C.C.L.S., and Jennifer Griffin, M.S., C.C.L.S., and hear about what makes Joslin Pediatrics unique from Lori Laffel, M.D., M.P.H., Chief of … Continue reading

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Join Joslin Pediatrics for Fun Year-round!

Every year, Joslin Pediatrics hosts events designed to let families with children who have diabetes connect with one another and with the pediatrics staff. Micaela Francis, M.S., C.C.L.S., and Jennifer Griffin, M.S., C.C.L.S., Child Life Specialists, talk about the Teddy … Continue reading

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What is a Child Life Specialist?

Learn about Child Life at Joslin with Micaela Francis, M.S., C.C.L.S., and Jennifer Griffin, M.S., C.C.L.S.! Child Life Specialists are child development professionals who specialize in supporting children, adolescents and their families through illness, injury and healthcare experiences. We work … Continue reading

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How to Plan for Travel with Kids With Diabetes

With school vacation approaching, this week the Joslin Blog is dedicated to safe travels with diabetes. Traveling with children always requires a great deal of planning and there are usually a few bumps along the way.  For parents with children … Continue reading

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The Birthday Challenge

“You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream (and cake)!” In many cultures sweet foods play a prominent role in the celebration of a year’s passage in the life of a child. In Western cultures those sweets often … Continue reading

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Back to School Tips for Diabetes Management: Teacher Edition

With the first day of school quickly approaching, preparation for the new school year is already underway. For parents of children with diabetes, this preparation includes opening a line of communication with their child’s teacher to ensure that he or … Continue reading

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Tips for Taking Care of Toddlers with Diabetes

As if taking care of a toddler weren’t challenging enough for any parent, ministering to the needs of one with diabetes can be downright overwhelming. Fortunately, diabetes isn’t common among very young children, but it does occur. Only 10 percent … Continue reading

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ADA 2013 Standards of Medical Care for Pediatrics and Young Adults

The American Diabetes Association has released their 2013 Standards of Medical Care. Not too much changed this year in the Standards of Care for children and adolescents, with only four revisions to cover. One of the most important changes was … Continue reading

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