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Type 1 diabetes: Healthy diets can be hard for parents to obtain

Photo: Mother buying healthy food with her child [08/07/2015] Patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus often need to modify their eating habits, but many youths with T1DM do not consume a healthful diet. To learn more about the challenges their parents may face in providing them with a more healthful diet, researchers set out to discover the availability of healthier food options and the price difference of the food items at stores frequented by families.Type 1 diabetes: Healthy diets can be hard for parents to obtain - Read more

Pet care can help improve adolescents' Type 1 diabetes management

Photo: Young girl with a fish bowl and a fish [26/06/2015] UT Southwestern Medical Center pediatric diabetes researchers found that incorporating routine pet care into a child's diabetes self-care plan can significantly improve monitoring of the disease, resulting in lower blood glucose levels.Pet care can help improve adolescents' Type 1 diabetes management - Read more

Researchers use photos to understand how diabetes affects kids

Photo: Girl takes a photo of another girl and a dog [05/06/2015] If a picture is worth a thousand words, UF Health Type 1 diabetes researchers and their colleagues have tapped into an encyclopedia, revealing new insights into how young people cope with the disease. The sophisticated scientific instrument? A camera.Researchers use photos to understand how diabetes affects kids - Read more

Support found for peer-mentoring diabetes management program

Photo: Two girls talking to each other [02/02/2015] Managing type 1 diabetes is a never-ending task that requires multiple blood glucose tests, carbohydrate calculations and insulin injections or infusions. This constant effort to control the disease is daunting at any age – and it's especially challenging for teens and young adults.Support found for peer-mentoring diabetes management program - Read more

Evaluating role of training to help young people with cerebral palsy

Photo: Cherry Kilbride and Jennifer Ryan [19/01/2015] Academics from Brunel University's physiotherapy and biomechanics departments have been awarded £250,000 to lead research into resistance training in young people with cerebral palsy.Evaluating role of training to help young people with cerebral palsy - Read more

Screening questions fail to identify teens at risk for hearing loss

Photo: Young woman with headphones [27/10/2014] Subjective screening questions do not reliably identify teenagers who are at risk for hearing loss, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. The results suggest that objective hearing tests should be refined for this age group to replace screening questions.Screening questions fail to identify teens at risk for hearing loss - Read more

Significant increase in type 1 diabetes rates among non-Hispanic white youth

Photo: Arrow diagram [27/10/2014] The rate of non-Hispanic white youth diagnosed with type 1 diabetes increased significantly from 2002 to 2009 in all but the youngest age group of children, according to a new study.Significant increase in type 1 diabetes rates among non-Hispanic white youth - Read more

Hidden population: Thousands of youths take on caregiver role at home

Photo: Young hand reaching out and holding old hand [15/10/2014] While the typical preteen or adolescent can be found playing sports or video games after school, more than 1.3 million spend their free time caring for a family member who suffers from a physical or mental illness, or substance misuse.Hidden population: Thousands of youths take on caregiver role at home - Read more

Young people with intellectual disabilities make an impact on leading United Nations figures

Photo: Young people at UN side event [06/10/2014] Young people with intellectual disabilities have won backing from key United Nations (UN) figures for their right to have a voice in decisions about their lives. In one of the best attended UN side events ever held in Geneva, members of two UN committees heard compelling testimony from four young people with intellectual disabilities and a passionate belief in their right to be heard.Young people with intellectual disabilities make an impact on leading United Nations figures - Read more

Video campaign highlights diversity among young disabled people

Graphic: symbolic figures for equality [15/08/2014] The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) is launching a series of four videos entitled "Think Different, Think Equal" to empower and raise awareness about the rights of disabled people in Europe. Video campaign highlights diversity among young disabled people - Read more

 
 

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