Abbott Web site hosting live chats with diabetes experts
Abbott is hosting live online chats on the new Web site www.abbottdiabetescare.com to help parents manage children's diabetes during the holidays.
Available November 8 through January 3, the chats and other tools will connect users with diabetes specialists for advice about diabetes and the holidays and provide social support. According to Abbott, 93% of parents of diabetic children say it's challenging to stick to regular diabetes routines during the holidays, and their children experience more periods of uncontrolled blood glucose during this time. Almost 60% of surveyed parents said stress levels increase when it comes to caring for children with diabetes during the holiday season, and most said educational tools, such as Web chats and online forums, would help decrease their anxiety.