Season 2, Episode 03: Childhood Diabetes – Teaching Kids to Make Healthy Choices

In this episode of Dia-Logue: The Diapoint Podcast, Pam Durant speaks with Pediatric Endocrinologist Dr Elham Al Amiri about:

  • Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Diabetes in children
  • Childhood nutrition
  • How to navigate parenting a child with diabetes
  • How to teach your children to make healthy choices in a world of fast and processed food.

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Dr. Elham AlAmiri is a paediatric endocrinology specialist in the Paediatric Department at Medcare.

She completed her medical degree at the King Faisal University in Saudi Arabia, and then went on to complete an MSc at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

She is qualified as a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH), UK. Her work experience includes a position as paediatric consultant at the Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah. Dr. AlAmiri is a member of a number of professional associations, including the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK, the Emirates Medical Association, the Emirates Diabetes Association and the International Society of Paediatric Diabetes and Adolescence.

Find her on Twitter and Instagram @ffduae

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Disclaimer: It should go without saying that the Diapoint podcast is not intended as or should not be used as personal medical advice. You will hear us interview medical experts and others, but please always always ask your qualified doctor, diabetes team or other expert about your health. What works for one person does not always work for another person. What you should always do when you discover any new health information is ask YOUR doctor about it. This information should empower you to have a discussion with your healthcare providers about it. Diapoint, our guests, sponsors and business partners are not here to replace that advice. Living a full, healthy life means taking the proper medical advice from your qualified physicians, diabetes team or other healthcare providers.

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About Dia-Logue: The Diapoint Podcast and Pamela Durant

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Here at Dia-logue: The Diapoint Podcast, we talk to experts and people living with diabetes about social situations, nutrition, mental health, travel, and many other topics related to health and wellness.

The Founder & Managing Director of Diapoint, Pam Durant, shares her experience as the mother a teenage son who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 20 months old.

Pam was also a healthcare manager for 25+ years, and is a certified Wellness and Lifestyle Medicine coach. She is passionate about showing people how to not just survive, but thrive.

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