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Laura Plunkett., BA Psychology

Laura Plunkett., BA Psychology

Laura Plunkett has a BA in Psychology with Honors from Brown University. She has been a head teacher in a preschool intervention program, a research assistant to Dr. Aaron Beck studying anxiety disorders and depression, and had a thriving therapeutic private practice for 14 years with families, individuals and couples. She is a workshop leader and public speaker who is comfortable with large audiences and often speaks together with her mother on issues of parenting. Her avocation during Danny’s illness has been doing research on the latest developments in diabetes and nutrition and corresponding with researchers and specialists in many countries. She is a member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Motivating Children to Exercise

Laura Plunkett, mom and diabetes writer has a new tool for us this week. Look below to get your copy of Exercise Motivation for Kids Did you know that the National Institute of Health recommends children with diabetes exercise a full hour each day? When my son Danny was diagnosed …

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ADA Recommendations Now Include Low Carbs

Laura Plunkett

Laura Plunkett is glad that the American Diabetes Association has supported low-carbohydrate diets for people with diabetes who want to reduce their weight. But she is sorry that the have not endorsed the same diet for blood sugar control. In this weeks article she shares how low carbs worked at …

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Emergency Room Visits for Kids with Diabetes

Laura Plunkett

Laura Plunkett., BA Psychology recently had a handout for Emergency Room Visits for Kids with Diabetes and the link was lost before many of you had a chance to read it. We have it for you again click here As the parents of a very active but accident-prone 13-year-old, my …

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Coming of Age with Diabetes

This week we are happy to bring you a special feature by Laura Plunkett., BA Psychology. Her book The Challenge of Childhood Diabetes recounts her strategies for raising a healthy child and addresses many of the fears and concerns parents often have. This week she discusses how to address your …

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