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NIDDK Director Offers Tips to Parents of Children with Diabetes

NIDDK Director Offers Tips to Parents of Children with Diabetes

In an interview with NIH Radio, Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), provided advice to all parents, targeted especially to those of children with diabetes, on how to get a healthy start to the school year and continue healthy habits year-round.

During the interview, Dr. Rodgers provided the following advice:

  • Teach your child healthy eating habits and encourage physical activity.
  • Know if your child’s weight and height are in a healthy range.
  • Talk to your health care provider if you think your child may be overweight or obese.
  • Being overweight or obese may increase the risk of serious health problems, such as diabetes.
  • Prepare school nurses, teachers, and other school personnel to help your child with diabetes manage their disease and respond to emergencies.

Listen to the interview.


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