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Recommendations Diarrhea has many causes, including: Antibiotics Consuming too much fruit or fruit juice Food sensitivity Illness Infection Diet: What the child eats or drinks may make diarrhea worse. Changing the diet may relieve some types of diarrhea. In most cases, you should continue feeding your baby or child as usual. Most children can keep up with the nutrients they lose through diarrhea if they increase the amount of food they take in. For babies, always continue breast-feeding or formula feeding. Many children develop mild and temporary lactose intolerance. Continuing dairy foods may make the diarrhea last longer, but it can also allow a faster return to a regular diet. Babies who eat solid foods may continue to do so as long as they can keep the food down. A full appetite is often the last behavior to return after an illness. Children should be allowed to take their time returning to their normal eating habits. No specific diet is recommended for diarrhea, but children usually tolerat...
I inject a basal insulin, and for me, the most difficult thing about using insulin is remembering to inject it. The problem is that I don't absolutely need the insulin. I'm type 2 , and if I don't take the insulin, I won't go into DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis). So not taking it isn't life-threatening. I'm taking it because I figure the lower the A1c, the better, and although mine wasn't terrible, it wasn't spectacular either. Also, I didn't want to wear out my beta cells. So I started using Lantus, and then switchend to Levemir when a continuous glucose monitor suggested that I was going low at night with the Lantus. The problem is that I keep forgetting to take it. Another problem is that I keep forgetting whether I've taken it or not. I'm easily distracted, and if I've just injected my insulin and I'm heading for the notebook where I write down that I've injected and the telephone rings, or even if I j...
A question posted at HealthCentral's diabetes site got me
thinking today. A woman with type 1
diabetes for over 20 years asked about the severity of her condition and how
best to communicate with her spouse regarding the importance of good diabetes
Type 1 diabetes demands so much from us that have the
disease. However, we're not an island;
our condition affects our loved ones too.
Having a support system is invaluable when you're dealing with a chronic
disease. Along with support, it's
important that your family and friends are empathetic about your diabetes. I appreciate it when my husband, mom, or
another loved one pats me on the back and says, "You're doing great" or "I know
it's not always easy to manage this disease."
A little understanding goes a long way.
One of the ways that my husband supports my healthcare
efforts is by agreeing not to have certain foods in the house. There are particular sweets and sn...
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