Dr. DeLand Presenting Sponsor at JDRF Promise Gala Late Party

katie-kate-JDRFDr. Maitland DeLand is proud to be a presenting sponsor at the upcoming Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Promise Gala. The event is part of the 15th Annual JDRF Promise Gala presented by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Contributions go toward finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

Click here to learn more about the JDRF Middle Tennessee

Diabetes Management in Childcare Settings

According to the 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report, published by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), approximately 208,000 people in the United States under the age of 20 have been diagnosed with diabetes.

Daily management of diabetes is complex, especially for children in school and other childcare settings. Diabetes management requires attention to eating, activity, and monitoring insulin delivery and glucose levels.

Learn more about tackling the challenges of diabetes management in childcare settings.

Children and Type 2 Diabetes – ParentSavers Podcast

Type 2 Diabetes is on the rise in young children. So, how do you prevent this condition commonly referred to as the “silent killer”? What are the common risk factors associated with it and what are some subtle symptoms to look for in your children? Parent Savers has some great tips to help keep the whole family safe.

Listen to the podcast at ParentSavers.com

Dr. DeLand at Camp Sugar Falls

Each summer, the American Diabetes Association’s Camp Sugar Falls provides children with diabetes in the mid-Tennessee area a special place to play, laugh, share and learn about diabetes management. Camp Sugar Falls is a day-camp experience for children ages 6 to 12 that have been diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The camp offers an exciting week of recreational and educational activities that focus on nutrition, lifestyle habits, self-esteem and team building.

This year Camp Sugar Falls was honored to have Dr. Maitland DeLand in attendance. Dr. DeLand spoke to the campers about how they are all heroes and should be proud of their great accomplishments.

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Experts Advise New Optimum Blood Sugar Level for Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

ada-logoExperts at the American Diabetes Association are advising a lower blood sugar target for children and teens with type 1 diabetes.

According to the ADA, patients younger than age 19 should try to maintain an A1C blood sugar level lower than 7.5 percent, the group said in a new position statement.

A1C is a test that determines average blood sugar (glucose) levels over several months.

Read the full article.