UPMC Children’s Hospital and The Allstate Foundation Partner to Empower Youth

Since 2008, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and The Allstate Foundation have teamed up to encourage youth leadership, empowerment and community service. UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is proud to announce that it has received a $30,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation to continue to support its “FOCUS – Expanded” Program. Since the start of… Read more »

Safe Toys This Holiday Season

The holiday season is always fun, frantic, and a little chaotic for families. Every year, nearly 200,000 children under the age of 15 years are seen in emergency departments for toy-related injuries; more than 500 every day (Safe Kids Worldwide). Here are a few tips to keep in mind when shopping for toys: • Choose… Read more »

Psychosocial Aspects of Type 1 Diabetes

Physical health and mental health are inextricably intertwined. If you have Type 1 diabetes and you want to feel well emotionally you can look to prioritizing your diabetes management for ways to maintain a happy outlook on life. Below are some daily behavioral health tips: -A strong support system is always a bonus. Make every… Read more »

Living with Diabetes – Diet and Exercise

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic condition characterized by a deficiency of insulin, a hormone needed to bring glucose from the bloodstream into the cells. As we eat our body breaks down glucose, however, those with type 1 diabetes do not have enough insulin to be able to keep that blood sugar at a normal… Read more »

Preparing Adolescents and Young Adults for Lifelong Diabetes Management

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. If being a teenager is no picnic, being a teenager with type 1 diabetes (T1DM) can be downright challenging. Adolescents and young adults with diabetes experience significant physical, psychological, and situational demands. They seek independence from parents who have been managing their diabetes at the time that hormonal changes result… Read more »