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Video Interview: Diabetes Management

How do you manage your child’s diabetes? In this week’s Take Charge Parenting interview, Kathryn Sumpter, M.D., a Pediatric Endocrinologist at Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center, gives parents advice about diagnosing and managing a child’s diabetes. Previous Take Charge Parenting Interviews When to Take Your Child to the ER Good Allergies Teen Depression Ear Infections What Is Sudden Cardiac […]

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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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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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Kids say no to physical activity

>When I was a child, we played outside all day in the summer and all afternoon after school days. No one I knew went home and watched TV and, of course, there were no video games. It was a simpler time. While this observation dates me, I had no idea of the extent that kids […]

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