It's that time again: leaves turning orange and falling to the ground, a chill in the air, and scary props placed on lawns. Halloween is coming. For most families, this is a holiday that has mixed blessings in terms of usually forbidden treats and fears about safety of trick-or-treating in neighborhoods. For our families with children that have diabetes, the holiday is fraught with additional concerns.
Can and how do we allow our children to enjoy Halloween as much as their peers without Diabetes?
Answer: Yes we can (with a bit of planning)!
Last week, at one of my outpatient visits, one of my delightful patients asked me this particular question in anticipation of Halloween as she was planning to go trick-or-treating with her friends. We then spent much of the visit discussing Halloween and making plans.
1. Halloween candy is forbidden due to diabetes 2. One treat only should be allowed on Halloween 3. No trick-or-treating on Halloween (due to the potential ...
I get Migraine Headackes alot, and then I fall and start shaking. My nuoroloigst did a EEG and it came back all right. Do you have any Idea? Alyssa.
What type of Migraines do you have? "Migraine" alone isn't a complete diagnosis as it doesn't specify what type of Migraines you have. You can read about various forms of Migraine in the articles on our index page for Types of Migraines and Headaches .
It's impossible to diagnose via the internet, but we'll share a few thoughts that you can discuss with your doctor...
One EEG doesn't necessarily rule out seizure disorders, so additional testing may be in order.
There is a form of Migraine that can cause weakness or even one-sided paralysis, hemiplegic Migraine. You can find an article on hemiplegic Migraine on the page linked above.
You say you get Migraines "a lot." Anyone with three or more Migraines or headaches a month, we need to be talking with our doctors...
In keeping with my promise to make some kind of small effort everyday (as discussed in my last sharepost), I decided to make things interesting by mixing things up all week. On Monday, I pulled out the old Zumba "Cardio Party" DVD, which is a forty-five minute Latin dance-inspired sweat-a-thon. It was a blast, just as I remembered. When I was finished I did a small round of pushups, planks, and arm exercises. On Tuesday, I was sore but not so sore that I felt like I couldn't do anything. My friend Sarah called to ask me if I wanted to do some P90X with her. We had done a cardio DVD last year and it was pretty cool, so I accepted and she arrived in her workout gear. To my dismay, however, she suggested that we go running first-at two in the afternoon, in ninety-five degree weather. I was terrified because as most of you know by now, I'm not a fan of running, and if I do make the attempt it's usually late in the evening when the harsh sun has started to go down. On top of that, Sarah's ...
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