Be active

"Being physically active – through at least 30 minutes of regular, moderate-intensity activity on most days – can help prevent Type 2 diabetes and its complications, as well as help people to better manage Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes if they have it." World Health Organization, 2016


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This informational graphic was originally published on the World Health Organization's website. It has been republished here with permission.

What are the risks of diabetes in children?

by World Health Organization

candyThe frequency of diabetes is rising around the world, and studies are showing children are at increasing risk of developing the disease. About 350 million people worldwide have the illness, a number likely to more than double in the next 20 years. Over time, diabetes can damage the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys and nerves - causing chronic problems and early death.

Type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes (sometimes called insulin-dependent, juvenile or childhood-onset diabetes) occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar. The cause is not known, but it is thought to be the result of a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

4 things parents do that cause their children to secretly cry in the night


Sometimes parents don't realize the impact certain behaviors have on their children. Loving parents don't want to harm their children physically or psychologically, but if you're not careful it can happen. These actions can cause those precious little souls you love so much to cry in the night, unbeknownst to you.

1. You allow your small children to see distressing news
Children don't have the experience to process news-reported tragedies. Everything becomes very real, like it happened next door or could happen right in their own house. Even if it could, little children should not be burdened by the possibility of it. They can be frightened to their very core. Watch what your children see on TV news and what you talk about in their presence.

7 things you should never tell your child


It is always important to watch your tongue, especially when speaking to your kids. Your words stick to them like glue and are not easily erased. Watch what you say and avoid uttering the following seven things to your child.

Every parent hopes for the best for their children. Although, occasionally parents are less careful than they should be when it comes to using unkind words. Over the decades, childraising skills have been examined and reformed. As a result, a slow and sometimes-negative progress has emerged. Controversies have constantly arisen on the subject of how to teach and raise children. Unfortunately, the vision of child raising tends to change once a parent’s child grows out of her toddler years. Parents often perceive that, had they reacted differently in those moments, they would have felt more successful as a parent.

Here are a few tips:

1. Do not lie
No one likes to convince a child to do something tedious, like taking medicine or studying for a test. Telling them things such as “It won’t hurt,” or other similar lies should not be told to children or teenagers. Remember that you are an example and a model to your children. If you tell lies, they, too, will start to lie.

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

On March 25th, we will join with the international community in commemorating the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

"For over 400 years, more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims of the tragic transatlantic slave trade, one of the darkest chapters in human history. Every year on 25th March, the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade offers the opportunity to honour and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system. The International Day also aims at raising awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice today."
- United Nations, 2016