Tag Archives: teenagers

#Emotional Toll #Diabetes Takes on #Kids

Every parent will tell you there’s no book on parenting. To add insult to injury (for lack of a better phrase) whatever you do as a parent of a kid with Type 1 diabetes – don’t make them feel bad about … Continue reading

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When #Indecisiveness is #Bad in #Life

What makes a person indecisive? Decisiveness is a vital life skill. At what age do we break-free and polish our skill set for it? Kids are entitled to be indecisive. That’s when parents come in to help them make ‘wise’ … Continue reading

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#PregnancyDolls Message is Miscommunicated

Although the study was conducted “down under” – the results are just as likely to be similar in 15-year old US girls. These robotic dolls cry when they need feeding, changing, burping or whatever else babies need to allay crying. … Continue reading

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The Darker Side of #Bullying

Bullying is indefensible. You have to acknowledge that bullies learn how to bully somewhere. Excuses aside, the incidence of suicide is higher with bullies and those bullied. Hurt people hurt people. People who are hurt so badly they cannot use … Continue reading

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What’s Your Sweet Spot for #Sleep?

Everybody has a set number of hours they sleep. When I say “set”, I mean the number of hours you’d sleep if you didn’t have an alarm to wake you at a certain time. Mine’s about 10-hours but realistically I … Continue reading

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Should An #Obese @Teen Get Weight Loss Surgery?

Is weight loss surgery okay for severely obese teens? New findings of teens with a BMI over 40 were shown to have impressive health improvements, especially the reversal of Type 2 diabetes. Don’t jump to conclusions. One doctor said that … Continue reading

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Is Hawaii’s New Smoking Age Limit Unfair?

A new bill proposed in Hawaii will raise the legal smoking age to 21, on January 1, 2016. Researchers have found that raising the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 will significantly reduce the adverse health effects suffered by smokers. … Continue reading

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Recently diagnosed, challenged, or confused with Diabetes?

Diabetes can be overwhelming. Your medical team guides you on the clinical treatment of diabetes but the emotional support is paramount to the success of diabetes management. Having lived with diabetes since 1985, I can offer support to condition your way of thinking … Continue reading

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