In the USA, there are over 34 million people with diabetes.  Unfortunately, 1 in 5 of those people doesn’t know they have it. Diabetes runs in my family. I’m aware of how serious the consequences of diabetes can be. In America, it’s the 7th leading cause of death. Diabetes is a very serious disease in children. Children with diabetes may present with increased thirst, increased urination and even weight loss. If you are concerned that your child has diabetes, seek urgent care with your pediatric healthcare provider.

To learn more about diabetes, take a look at my article for the Tidewater Family Plus Magazine here:

The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) recommends transitioning to a cup before 18 months of age. As a mom, I found the transition from bottle to cup challenging. My daughter just did not want to give up her beloved “ba-ba”.  She still remembers the drama! I feel that this is an important topic to discuss in hopes of easing some struggling parent’s burden. I hope it is helpful!


Take a few minutes and read my article in the Tidewater Family Plus magazine here: