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Diabetes Center Content List

  • Can Diabetes Be Prevented?

    Parents want to protect their kids from everything, which is virtually impossible, of course. But can you prevent your child from getting diabetes?

  • Diabetes Movie

    What is diabetes and how does it affect the body? Watch this video to find out!

  • Diabetes: Dealing With Feelings

    If your child has diabetes, you may spend a lot of time thinking about the physical effects. But it's also important to understand the emotional issues surrounding a diabetes diagnosis.

  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis

    Diabetic ketoacidosis happens when the body uses fat for energy instead of sugar. People with diabetes can get it if their blood sugar levels are too high for too long and they don’t have enough insulin in their system.

  • Endocrine System

    The glands of the endocrine system and the hormones they release affect almost every cell, organ, and function of our bodies.

  • Hyperglycemia and Diabetes

    When blood glucose levels (also called blood sugar levels) are too high, it's called hyperglycemia. A major goal in controlling diabetes is to keep blood sugar levels as close to the healthy range as possible.

  • Hypoglycemia and Diabetes

    When blood glucose levels drop too low, it's called hypoglycemia. Very low blood sugar levels can cause severe symptoms that require immediate treatment.

  • Insulin Resistance

    Insulin resistance happens when the body does not respond properly to insulin. It can can raise a child's risk for type 2 diabetes and other health problems.

  • Managing Blood Sugars When Your Child Has Type 1 Diabetes

    You've probably heard your child's doctor talk a lot about diabetes control. What is it and why is it important?

  • Metabolic Syndrome

    Metabolic syndrome is a group of health problems that put kids at risk for heart disease and diabetes. With lifestyle changes, many kids improve their health and reduce their risk of disease.

  • Overweight and Obesity

    Preventing kids from becoming overweight means making choices in the way your family eats and exercises, and how you spend time together.

  • Treating Type 1 Diabetes

    For kids diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, it's important to create a diabetes management plan to help them manage the condition and stay healthy and active.

  • Treating Type 2 Diabetes

    Kids who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes will need a diabetes management plan to help them manage the condition and stay healthy and active.

  • Weight and Diabetes

    A balanced diet and an active lifestyle are important for kids with diabetes because weight can influence diabetes, and diabetes can influence weight.

  • What Is Type 1 Diabetes?

    In type 1 diabetes, the body can’t use glucose for energy, making blood sugar levels get too high. People with diabetes need insulin shots or an insulin pump.

  • What Is Type 2 Diabetes?

    Learning what you can about type 2 diabetes will let you help your child manage and live with the disease. Here are the basics.

  • 3-Day Food Diary

    If your child has diabetes, you can use this printable sheet to record what he or she eats over a 3-day period.

  • Blood Glucose Record

    If your child has diabetes, you can use this printable sheet to record his or her blood glucose levels.

  • Can Diabetes Be Prevented?

    Parents want to protect their kids from everything, which is virtually impossible, of course. But can you prevent your child from getting diabetes?

  • What Is Type 1 Diabetes?

    In type 1 diabetes, the body can’t use glucose for energy, making blood sugar levels get too high. People with diabetes need insulin shots or an insulin pump.

  • What Is Type 2 Diabetes?

    Learning what you can about type 2 diabetes will let you help your child manage and live with the disease. Here are the basics.

  • Diabetes Movie

    What is diabetes and how does it affect the body? Watch this video to find out!

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