Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake? > Health-in-Motion 23 June 2016 A family pet may have unexpected health benefits for diabetic children Having a family pet may have unexpected health benefits for diabetic children. A recent study of young people with type I diabetes aged from 9 to 19 revealed that those who were actively involved in taking care of at least one family pet were two-and-and-a-half times more likely to have well-controlled blood sugar levels. The reason, researchers believe, is that the attributes which are effective in helping people to manage the disease, including self-regulatory behaviour and family cohesion, are very similar to those necessary for responsible pet care. 0 More: Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Sex The 10 worst things that could happen to your penis Sex This is how having sex actually makes your brain smarter Fitness Sex, love and bicycles Medical SEE: Hungover? Here are 6 ways to cope Diet and nutrition 11 essential superfoods for runners Medical Here's why more women are choosing breast reconstruction after mastectomy From our sponsors R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Live healthier Don't even bother » SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body LISTEN: Can you spot the smoker’s cough? 7 cough remedies that definitely don’t work A chronic cough can be the bane of your life. Here are seven cough remedies you shouldn't waste your time with. Be in the know! » How to manage sensitive teeth 5 ways runners mess up their teeth Oral health basics: what you need to know Dr Simon Reeves talks us through the importance of oral health basics. Here’s how to care for your teeth properly.