Let’s make sure kids with diabetes reach their full growth potential
Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood but often those closest to the child – family, friends, teachers – are unaware of the signs. Did you know that:
- Diabetes can strike children at any age.
- It is often diagnosed late, or it is misdiagnosed completely.
Don’t miss the signs!
To reduce the risk of complications and make sure kids with grow and thrive, early diagnosis and education are crucial. Here’s what diabetes dietitian Kaye Foster-Powell says: ‘It is absolutely essential to do everything possible to achieve and maintain optimal blood glucose levels in children from tiny tots to teenagers with type 1. This is because they are still growing and developing. Remember, you don’t get the chance to go back and try again. Poorly managed diabetes, particularly before puberty, can mean that a child doesn’t reach full growth potential.’
- Excessive thirst
- Frequent urination
- Blurred vision
- Leg cramps
- Always hungry
- Unexplained weight loss
- Skin infections, itching, cuts that won’t heal
To do their bit for World Diabetes Day on November 16, publishers Hachette Livre Australia and Da Capo Lifelong Books are each giving away 6 copies of The New Glucose Revolution for Diabetes (The Diabetes and Pre-diabetes Handbook in Australia). This practical diet and lifestyle guide to living well with diabetes and pre-diabetes includes chapters on managing diabetes in children and adolescents including daily food guides and recipes, handling hypos and avoiding food battles. Specific sections cover:
- Managing type 1 diabetes in infants and toddlers
- Managing type 1 diabetes in school age children
- Type 1 diabetes and teenagers
- Type 2 diabetes in children
THANK YOU. WE HAVE BEEN INUNDATED WITH ENTRIES. THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON WORLD DIABETES DAY
WE HAVE 12 COPIES TO GIVE AWAY
GI News has 6 copies of The New Glucose Revolution for Diabetes published by Da Capo Lifelong Books to give away to residents of the US or Canada only. The first six people to email will receive a free copy. Enter your name and address in the subject line of the email to be in the draw by clicking HERE.
And here are the winners, an even split between the US and Canada. From Canada the lucky recipients are Doug from Hawthorn, Joan from Verdun and Alheli from Calgary. From the US the lucky recipients are Amy from New York, Naomi from Moultonborough NH and Martha from Coffeyville KS.
We also have 6 copies of The New Glucose Revolution for Diabetes and Pre-diabetes published by Hachette Livre Australia to give away to residents of Australia only. The first six people to email will receive a free copy. Enter your name and address in the subject line of the email to be in the draw by clicking HERE.
In Australia the winners are: Amy, Kelly, Carol and Elise all from New South Wales, Val from Queensland and Warwick from South Australia.