ERIC Number: ED490975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Stay at a Healthy Weight. Tips for Kids with Type 2 Diabetes = Mantente en un Peso Saludable. Consejos Para Muchachos con Diabetes Tipo 2
US Department of Health and Human Services
A healthy weight means you are not too fat or too thin. Your doctor may have said that you should not gain more weight or that you need to lose a few pounds. If you have diabetes and are overweight, you are not alone. The steps you take to manage your weight will help you feel better and may improve your blood sugar or glucose (GLOO-kos) levels. Staying at a healthy weight when you are young can help you manage your weight for life. It also can help prevent problems like heart disease and high blood pressure. This tip sheet offers children with diabetes concrete strategies for achieving, and maintaining a healthy weight. Some of the suggestions included that children can do for themselves are: (1) Eating smaller portions; (2) Drinking plenty of water; and (3) Choosing fruit instead of a candy bar for a snack. It also provides examples of healthy breakfast, and lunch choices, as well as many examples of healthy snack foods. Tips for making healthy food choices in fast food restaurants are also provided. (The Spanish version of this guide is provided on pages 5-8 of this document.) [This document was prepared by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP).]
Descriptors: Hypertension, Diabetes, Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Eating Habits, Nutrition, Spanish, Body Weight, Children
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20201. Tel: 877-696-6775 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - General; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents
Authoring Institution: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.