What is Insulin Resistance?

Understanding and identifying insulin resistance is important in children with too much weight for good health. If you have been told that your child has insulin resistance, you have probably wanted to know what that means, how it happened, and what can be done about it. Insulin resistance is becoming a more common medical condition these […]

Preventing Pre-Diabetes in Your Child

What is pre-diabetes in children and how can it be prevented? Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have “pre-diabetes.” In adults, it may take ten years to progress from pre-diabetes to diabetes but by that time much damage could have occurred. With decreased activity and excess weight, we are seeing a rise in pre-diabetes […]

Preschool and Pre-Diabetes

Pre-diabetes is now seen in children as early as preschool age. Excess calorie intake and weight gain above recommended amounts can lead to pre-diabetes. Excess food intake in preschool-age children Preschool and school-age children can consume a significant portion of their daily calories in one meal. According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) […]

My Child Has Type 2 Diabetes: What Do I Do Now?

Has your child recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes? Here’s what you should know. The diagnosis of diabetes hits parents hard. Questions arise. Are they sure of the diagnosis? What is going to happen to my child? How did this happen? Perhaps guilt starts to overshadow one’s thoughts and fear sets in. Take a moment to gather […]

Insulin Resistance: Why Won’t This Dirt Wash Off?

In some people, insulin resistance can cause a darkened pigmentation to develop on certain areas of the skin. This condition is called acanthosis nigricans. It is most commonly seen around the neck, the armpits, knees, or elbows. In children, parents may think acanthosis nigricans is dirt that doesn’t wash off the skin no matter how hard they scrub. Researchers […]