Exposure to Healthy Foods on TV Can Influence Kid’s Food Choices

January 16th, 2020 (No Comments)

Have you or your family made any New Year’s resolutions this year? Often times resolutions focus on our health. If limiting snacks or just eating a healthier diet is among your family’s New Year’s resolutions you might wonder about the impact of media on our food choices – both good and bad. Cooking shows are […]

Upper Airway Microbiome Offers Clues For Future Asthma Treatments

January 9th, 2020 (No Comments)

There has been extensive research on the microbiome of the human digestive system, but not as much study of the typical bacterium present in our upper respiratory system. Your Microbiome – Good and Bad Bacteria Scientists classify bacteria as either beneficial or pathogenic. You may be familiar with beneficial bacteria found in fermented foods like […]

Resilience – The Key to Combatting Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs)

November 14th, 2019 (No Comments)

The CDC’s Adverse Childhood Events Study (ACE study) revealed a remarkable connection between traumatic events in childhood and chronic diseases and social and emotional problems in adulthood. High ACE scores may mean significantly higher rates of heart disease, lung cancer, diabetes, depression and risk of suicide. As you would expect, the higher your ACE score, […]

Halloween Ideas for Kids with Diabetes

October 17th, 2019 (No Comments)

Halloween is a beloved holiday for most kids, especially those with a sweet tooth. However, if you have a diabetic child you may be worried about blood sugar spikes that Halloween candy can bring. Despite your child’s diagnosis, there are ways for them to enjoy Halloween with their friends and family. All it takes is […]

Halloween Tips – The Effect of Sugar and Dairy on Asthma

October 3rd, 2019 (No Comments)

Now that summer has come and gone, the grocery store is filled with Halloween candy displays. Those with asthma know to avoid pollen and pet dander to help prevent asthma attacks. However, do you know that eating excess sugar and dairy can also have an negative effect on asthma? Here’s how sugar and dairy effect […]

Using a Low Carb Diet to Help Treat Type 1 Diabetes

September 17th, 2019 (No Comments)

For children with type 1 diabetes, snack time isn’t always simple. Diet is an important part of a diabetes management plan to help avoid blood sugar spikes. But new research by endocrinologists at Boston Children’s Hospital suggests that food can be used as a powerful tool to help keep blood sugar under control. About the […]

Wearable Asthma Informatics – Future of Asthma Care in Children

September 5th, 2019 (No Comments)

An incredible amount of research has gone into childhood asthma in the last few years, leading to deeper understanding of the condition and better care for children with asthma. New technology hopes to help predict a child’s asthma attacks before they occur. A wearable asthma informatics system is under development as part of an initiative […]

Tips For Managing Type 1 Diabetes at School

August 15th, 2019 (No Comments)

  The first day of school will be here before you know it. If your child has type 1 diabetes, there should be a few extra items on your back to school checklist to make sure that your child and their school are ready for the year ahead. Here are a few important tips for […]

Back to School Tips for Kids with Asthma

August 8th, 2019 (No Comments)

It’s that time of year again. A fun summer has come and gone and it’s time to start thinking about back to school. While stocking up on school supplies, don’t forget to prepare your child’s asthma plan for the new school year. The American Lung Association has published a “Back to School with Asthma Checklist” […]

New Generics Available for 3 Asthma Medications: Advair Diskus, Ventolin, and Proair

July 3rd, 2019 (No Comments)

New Generics available for 3 Asthma Medications: Advair Diskus, Ventolin, and Proair Having asthma or any other chronic health condition can be costly. According to a study from the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, people with asthma spend on average around $1,800 a year on prescription medications alone. Until recently, the options for asthma […]

New Type of Immune Cell Discovered in Connection to Type 1 Diabetes

June 20th, 2019 (No Comments)

For many years, researchers have theorized that type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder, where the body attacks healthy insulin producing cells in the body instead of bacteria and viruses. However, the exact reason why the autoimmune response occurs had not been discovered. Recently, researchers at John Hopkins have discovered a new type of immune […]

It’s Not Just Water Vapor: Risk of Secondhand Vapor Exposure

June 6th, 2019 (No Comments)

It is hard to imagine that many people still believe that the vapor produced by e-cigarettes is harmless. They believe that the sweet smelling cloud produced by someone vaping nearby is just water vapor. The secondhand vapor from e-cigarettes actually contains many of the same chemicals that are found in traditional ones. These contaminants include […]

Mental Health for Teens with Type 1 Diabetes

May 23rd, 2019 (No Comments)

Research shows that diabetics are at higher risk for mood disorders and other mental illness. During the often tumultuous teenage years, it’s important for parents and caregivers of teens with diabetes to understand how diabetes and mental health interact. Why mental health is crucial for teens with diabetes According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetic […]

The Dangers of Hypoglycemia – New Educational Resources

April 18th, 2019 (No Comments)

One of the biggest fears of people living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and their caregivers is a low blood sugar event, also known as hypoglycemia. While people with T1D may not recognize the signs of dropping blood sugar, most know how dangerous it can be if left unnoticed or untreated. What is Hypoglycemia? Low […]

Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month 2019

April 4th, 2019 (No Comments)

Each May we celebrate Asthma and Allergy Awareness month. Additionally, the first Tuesday of May is also designated as World Asthma Day. This year it falls on Tuesday May 7. The theme for this year’s World Asthma Day is ‘Stop for Asthma’. Each year the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) suggests activities to support asthma […]

Summer Camp for Everyone – Even Kids with Asthma!

March 7th, 2019 (No Comments)

Many families may already be planning for the upcoming summer. Attending camp is one of many rites of passage for children, and those with asthma shouldn’t have to miss out. We’ve previously shared tips for families of children with asthma on choosing and preparing for summer camp. This year we’d like to highlight a couple of […]

New OTC Primatene Mist Approved By FDA

February 7th, 2019 (No Comments)

Should you consider using it as part of your Asthma Treatment Plan? Primatene Mist ® was removed from the market back in 2011 due to the propellant used in the inhaler medication. Late last year the FDA approved a new over-the-counter version of the drug, which is now widely available. This new version uses the […]

Upcoming Diabetes Educational Event – Taking Control of Your Diabetes

January 24th, 2019 (No Comments)

Patient Education is one of our favorite topics here at Active Healthcare. We wanted to share the exciting news about an upcoming diabetes educational event coming to the Triangle area of North Carolina in a few months. Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) is a non-profit charitable educational organization that sponsors educational events in cities […]

Hidden Spots for Germs: Home, Office and Doctor’s Office

January 10th, 2019 (1 Comment)

The winter season is peak time for cold and flu. Getting vaccinated against the flu is always a good idea but remember that germs are sneaky and can lurk in the most unlikely places. Bacteria and viruses are spread by both direct and in-direct contact. A sick person can sneeze or cough near you. You […]

New Recommendations from the ADA: Management of Type 1 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents

December 20th, 2018 (No Comments)

The American Diabetes Association recently shared an updated position statement on the management of type 1 diabetes in children and Adolescents. This statement is an update to their previous position statement issued in 2005. Their statement highlights the common sense idea that children are not just mini-adults. Treatment plans for children with Type 1 diabetes […]

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