Tips to help your child manage diabetes

Managing your child’s diabetes can be a challenge, but Dr. Michael B. Foster, specialist with UofL Physicians – Pediatric Endocrinology, says it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Here are some of his tips on how to make it easier: Be careful not to over-react to blood sugars that fall outside of the target range. Remember that your…
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Sugar: A trick or treat?

With all the candy and spooky fun, many kids love Halloween. But for parents, what should be scary is the amount of sugar their children may consume. Generally children eat way too much sugar, said Dr. Erica Labar, a pediatrician with UofL Physicians. Sugars are empty calories with no nutritional value, and can cause a range…
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Be prepared for flu season

Flu season is sneaking up on us. If you haven’t received your flu vaccine yet, it’s not too late. Even though the flu is one of the most preventable viruses, it kills thousands of people every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 23,000 people die from the flu each year in…
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Stand up to bullying

Now that school has been back in session for a few months, there’s a good chance your child has run into trouble in the classroom. If that’s the case, bullying could be at the root of your child’s problem. Twenty-five percent of youth report they are bullied with some frequency and 20 percent report that…
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