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How To Prevent Diabetes


November is National Diabetes Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), 1 in 10 Americans has diabetes (keep in mind that most of those numbers are adults with Type 2 diabetes). With the aging and fattening of America, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than tripled in the (...)

Acanthosis Nigricans: Why Does My Child’s Neck Look Dirty?


(Photo source: Have you taken a look at the back of your child’s neck recently? If you have noticed that it looks a little like it’s dirty, you’ve got a problem. The medical term for it is acanthosis nigricans. In keeping with my theme of diabetes this week, I decided to address this physical finding (...)

Type 2 Diabetes: An Adult Problem Showing Up In Kids


In follow up to Monday’s post, I’m addressing type 2 diabetes today. It used to be that the people who got type 1 diabetes were skinny kids and type 2 diabetes happened to fat adults. The picture isn’t quite so clear cut anymore, especially with the fattening of American kids. Now with that said, there (...)

Excessively Thirsty Child. Could Your Child Have Type 1 Diabetes?


Everyone has heard of diabetes and knows it has something to do with sugar, but do you understand the different types and potential signs to look for in your child? This past week at work, I diagnosed diabetes in two kids. One child was type 1 and one was type 2. I’m going to feature (...)

Pee Accidents In A Potty-trained Child


If your child, who is fully potty trained, is starting to have daytime pee accidents, you should be concerned. The medical term is diurnal enuresis. It is not developmentally normal and generally indicates a problem. Now if your child has only been trained for a week, I wouldn’t consider that a consistently trained child. A (...)