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Holiday Menu: Diabetic Recipes Your Kids Will Love

  Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in 2013 and has been updated with new information. Finding healthy holiday recipes can be a challenge, but what’s tougher than a week-old drumstick is finding diabetic recipes your kids will love. Children’s Health recommends the collection of traditional holiday recipes collected by the American Diabetes Association. […]

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Spooktacular Fun for Diabetic Kids

Children’s Endocrinology program brewed up some Halloween fun at the Children’s Diabetes Spooktacular Extravaganza for diabetes patients and their siblings. Halloween thrills included face painting, crafts, prizes, games and more. More on a Safe & Healthy Halloween 4 Ways to Enjoy a Low-Sugar or Sugar-Free Halloween Healthy Halloween Alternatives

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Pediatric Diabetes Education motivates nurse practitioner

This year, the Endocrinology Center at Children’s again received  high scores in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of pediatric specialties. Advance Nurse Practitioner Jim Penn talks about what the U.S. News & World Report ranking means and why he’s proud to work at Children’s. Jim started work at Children’s in 2001 in the […]

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3 Ways to Curb Childhood Obesity

If you haven’t noticed a national push to lower childhood obesity rates, then you’re not paying attention. Major cities and school districts are trying new approaches in their lunchrooms, and programs like First Lady Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign, Let’s Move, are encouraging parents to get their kids fit. Some areas of the country already are […]

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Family Fights Teen’s Diabetes Together

Fifteen-year-old Essence Carson’s entire lifestyle changed after one blood test last year. “Her sugar level was way off the charts, so our pediatrician sent us to Children’s, where we met our lifesaver,” says Regina Frank, Essence’s mom. That lifesaver, Ximena Lopez, M.D., a pediatric endocrinologist, diagnosed Essence with Type 2 diabetes after a battery of […]

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Meet Active Wife and Mom Dr. Ximena Lopez

Ximena Lopez, M.D., is a Pediatric Endocrinologist at Children’s Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern. We caught up with her to find out who she is inside and outside of work. WHAT SHE DOES: Has dedicated her research and practice to specializing in pediatric Type 2 diabetes and pediatric obesity. […]

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Why Our Endocrinology Program earned top honors

With childhood obesity, diabetes, and other endocrine disorders on the rise, it’s good to know you have a team right here at Children’s who are not only experts in treating these disorders, but experienced at educating and training parents on how to manage their child’s diagnoses. Our Endocrinology program’s clinical staff is made up of […]

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