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“I look in the mirror and wonder how I can be so ill and yet not look ill. I look in the mirror and say, ‘you may be ill girl, but that’s not going to stop me today.’ ”
Ammaria Johnson, a seven-year-old first grader at Hopkins Elementary School in Chesterfield County, Virginia, died at school after suffering an allergic reaction to a peanut product. The school was instructed to give Ammaria Benadryl in case of an emergency - a second-best backup plan since the school refused to keep the girl’s EpiPen in the nurse’s office, despite her mother’s request.
If your child has been diagnosed with a food allergy, you know all too well that the difference between life and death lies in a matter of moments – and if you’ve ever seen your child experience an anaphylactic reaction, you know that epinephrine is absolutely crucial in determining the outcome.
On December first, the FDA issued a new set of guidelines for developing an artificial pancreas – a device that is considered to be the biggest advance in diabetes treatment since the discovery of insulin.
“Merry Christmas!” and “Happy holidays!” often carry connotations of cheeriness and joy. But sometimes, the holidays just aren’t as pleasant as these well-meaning season’s greetings imply. Dealing with all the stress that accompanies holiday parties, shopping, cooking and other preparations can take a serious toll on your wellbeing, and, if left unacknowledged, can lead to more serious problems like depression. As you prepare to face this holiday season, don’t neglect your psychological health. We borrowed a few handy tips from the Mayo Clinic and the Huffington Post to get you started on the path to a merrier, happier holiday.
Leslie Snell-VanAnda has been through a lot in the past ten years.
Lauren’s Hope has always supported diabetes research, awareness, and hope for a cure. We’ve featured blog posts about diabetes, giving helpful hints and stories of hope for those courageous souls living with this condition. Now, we are asking all of our friends and customers –whether they have diabetes or not – to take just a few moments to learn what they can do to support diabetes research, awareness, and hope for a cure, too.
Eighteen months ago, our customer Colette went out to eat with her family at a Fondue restaurant. What started out as a celebration dinner quickly turned into a frightening situation when she woke up early the next morning with hives and a swollen tongue and lips.
It’s the drama of a black and white film, the nostalgia of a black and white photograph, the elegance of a black and white suit. It’s the contrast of day and night, the balance between good and bad, the cleanliness and simplicity of black type on a white page. It’s whatever you want it to be; that’s the beauty of black and white.
Teachers play a huge role in your kids’ lives. They are the role models at school, the all-knowing question answerers, the keepers of the hall passes. Your kids depend on them to tell them what they need to know, and you as parents depend on them to keep your kids safe at school.
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