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Diabetes and Children

  • Back to School with Diabetes
    When fall arrives, it’s back-to-school time—and for some kids, it’s back to dealing with diabetes in the classroom.
  • Caring for a Child With Type 1 Diabetes
    If your child suddenly develops a fever and grows weak, tired and nauseated, the youngster probably has the flu or some other virus. But the symptoms could also be warning signs of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes.
  • Diet and Diabetes
    It is important to learn about proper meal-planning when your child has diabetes. The type and amount of food your child eats affects his/her blood sugar levels.
  • How to Help an Overweight or Obese Child
    Ask a parent to name the greatest health threat to children and you'll hear about drinking or drugs. Rarely will anyone cite obesity -- even though it can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure or diabetes.
  • Hypoglycemia in Children
    Causes of hypoglycemia in children with diabetes may include a missed meal, too much medication, or more exercise than usual.
  • Hypoglycemia in the Newborn
    Babies who are more likely to develop hypoglycemia include those born to women who have diabetes.
  • Kids' Healthy Eating Not Just About Food
    The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases offers suggestions to help your child develop and maintain good eating habits and to prevent chaotic mealtimes in your home.
  • Overview of Diabetes Mellitus
    Diabetes is a chronic disease that involves the regulation of blood sugar and occurs in two different forms, type 1 and type 2.
  • Teens and Diabetes
    During adolescence, blood sugar levels become harder to control, resulting in levels that swing from too low to too high.
  • The Importance of Eating Together as a Family
    Eating together as a family has many benefits not only for you, but also for your children. This lifestyle habit may actually help to fend off childhood obesity.
  • The Metabolic Syndrome Puts Teens at Risk
    Doctors think teens who have the metabolic syndrome face a high risk for the early onset of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
  • Type 1 Diabetes in Children
    Type 1 diabetes usually develops in children or young adults, but can start at any age.
  • Type 2 Diabetes in Children
    Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder resulting from the body's inability to produce enough, or to properly use, insulin.
  • When Your Child Has Type 1 Diabetes
    With knowledge, practice and a supportive health care team, you can take care of your child without diabetes taking over your lives.
  • Your Child's Diabetes Care Team
    Having a child with diabetes can be overwhelming. Fortunately, a team of experts can guide you now and in the years to come.