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 »

Practical Tips for a Successful Sleep Study

Sleep disorders are extremely common in children and your physician may order a sleep study for your child to diagnose one of these disorders. Parents will often worry about the night of the sleep study because it takes place in an unfamiliar environment outside of the home with a lot of equipment including a video… Read more »

What Parents Need to Know – Acute Flaccid Myelitis

In western Pennsylvania and around the country, there have been numerous cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a very rare, acute, neurological disorder that is affecting children. Children will begin to have weakness in the arms or legs, with one side usually being affected more than the other. Children may have other symptoms, such as… Read more »

Four Schools Win National Healthy Schools Award

Four local schools – Pittsburgh Brookline, Langley, Phillips, and Manchester – have been named among America’s Healthiest Schools by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, with the prestigious National Healthy Schools Bronze Award for their efforts to create healthier school environments for students and staff. Through a school-health partnership with UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh,… Read more »