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During the winter, it is common for children with diabetes to experience rising blood sugars as temperatures outside continue to drop. Largely due to freezing conditions which discourages outdoor play, less exercise means more insulin required to cover food.
Managing diabetes during the winter months can be tricky — between holiday parties and unstructured schedules, parents can be left feeling frustrated and out of ideas.
Melissa Rearson, MSN, CRNP, a pediatric nurse practitioner in the Diabetes Center and the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at CHOP, recently shared helpful advice with the Philadelphia Inquirer to ensure kids stay on track all year, but especially during the winter.