March Health Round-up: Arthritis and dementia

health round upBefore reading; Even 2 year olds can get arthritis from The Beesley Buzz, I had no idea that children could get arthritis. Due to it being rare in children, it is often misdiagnosed and one positive to come from this post is that early diagnosis can limit the damage done to joints. This is a really interesting read and it highlights the importance of posts like this which can help raise awareness of rare medical conditions.

Being a parent of a child with Type 1 Diabetes is not easy; constant worry about injections, insulin levels, hypos even seizures make life very difficult but having a pump permanently attached is a huge decision but can be a huge help in managing the condition. In her post; Emotions and decisions are on the Up as the time to become a Pumper fast approaches ….., Caroline from Aboard the Type 1 Rollercoaster, talks about the difficulty in deciding if she wants her son to be a ‘pumper’ and the amount of research needed to find the right pump.

Cutting sugar out of daily family life is not easy as Penny over at ParentShaped discovered this month but she has found the Change4Life sugar swap challenge a positive experience for her and her family. Find out how she got on in her post; Change4Life? Maybe her story will inspire you to find ways to reduce sugar intake?

Jenny at Hello Healthy You is aware that whilst eating less sugar in our diets is a popular trend at the moment, we also need to be conscious of the amount of salt in our diets. In her latest post; Sort your salt out: a summary and suggestions, she gives a clear outline of what our daily salt intake should be and some great tips on how to reduce our salt intake.

There are still lots of bloggers who are working hard to lose weight and get fitter this spring and one of those is Natasha from The 1970’s Diet. Natasha has a guest post this month from Nickie O’Hara who has joined Slimming World and rediscovered a love of running by using the Couch to 5K app. Find out all about her weight loss and fitness journey in; Couch to Losing 2 Stone!

Over at Sims Life Blog, her Weight Loss Wednesday linky is going strong and not only can you catch up with Simone’s own progress, there are lots of inspirational posts linked up too. If you are writing about your own weight loss journey, why not link up and join in.

Two posts from Dairy Free Baby and Me have caught my eye this month. The first one is a brilliant post for those of us looking for Easter eggs that are dairy free

Her second post; Let’s have some peace, love and understanding – 50 Shades of… food allergy! is a fascinating read about dairy intolerance and explains how being dairy free does not mean the same thing for everyone. 

Sarah from Mum of Three World has found herself and her family having more than their fair share of health problems over the last few months but it has made her appreciate how lucky we are to have the NHS. In her post; In Praise of the NHS, she reminds us why the NHS is so amazing and it I a timely reminder of a service that many of us take for granted.

Emma from Emma and Three is supporting a worthy cause in one of her latest posts. In her post; When a grandparent has dementia, she talks fondly of her relationships with her grandparents and how lucky her children are to have known them too. Her grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimers last year and she is supporting the Alzheimer’s Society by becoming a Dementia Friend.

My last post is from Pink Oddy who has found a new way to keep fit and it sounds like fun; scooting. We all watch out children racing around on our scooters and in her post ; Adult Micro Scooter Benefits, she points out how good scooting is for fitness levels and gives a convincing argument as to why we should all be joining our children on their scooters.

I hope you have enjoyed this varied round-up and as always, if you write a health related post that you would like included in future round-ups, tweet me @stressymummy

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About Nikki Thomas

Nikki Thomas really is the Stressy Mummy in her blog of the same name and she blogs about just about anything that comes into her head about life as a busy mum. Being a mum to four, wife and part-time teacher takes its toll. Healthy living is something that she always aspires to and having very sporty and active children inspires her to find ways to make sure that she can keep up with them and their antics.


  1. 28 March 2015 / 10:01

    Thanks for including miss T’s case of juvenile arthritis in the health round up. Off to great ormond street this week so hoping to get a clearer picture of things. X

  2. 13 April 2015 / 14:13

    Some fantastic posts in the round up – thank you so much for including #WeightLossWednesday! 🙂 x