Health Beat - Winter 2017 - 3


3 Cope with
Holiday Conflict


Caring for a Child
with Type 2 Diabetes
Do you have a child with type 2 diabetes? Here are some tips
from the American Diabetes Association on how to support
your child without being overbearing.
Do actively listen to your child's comments, questions
and concerns.
Don't use words like "bad" to describe blood glucose
levels. Instead, say levels are "high."
Do stay calm when your child has a high glucose reading
or eats foods that cause spikes in blood glucose levels.
Don't expect perfection when it comes to your child's
blood glucose levels.
Do say how much you care and explain why you ask
so many questions.
Don't act frightened, mad or disappointed when your
child's glucose readings are outside the target range.
Do welcome ideas from your child and incorporate them
whenever it's practical to do so.



A diabetes medical management plan informs
your child's school of the information and tools
it will need to help your child manage the
condition. To download a free template,

Every family has its share of colorful characters,
quirky personalities and opposing viewpoints. That
can lead to conflict around the holidays-but you
don't have to be part of it. Keep the peace at your
next gathering with these tips:
1. Rise above the negativity. Rather than getting
dragged into an argument or a disagreement, politely
change the subject or leave the conversation.
2. Change your perspective. If you find yourself
focusing on a particular person's negative behavior
or off-color comments, shift your attention toward
more positive individuals.
3. Reflect before you react. If something really
upsets you, avoid responding or reacting harshly in
the moment. If the comment really matters, you can
always address it later.

Download the Calm app to get free
guided meditations ranging from three to
30 minutes. Learn more and download the
app at

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