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  • Can Diabetes Be Prevented? 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 Control: Why It's Important Diabetes Control: Why It's Important

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

  • Diabetes Facts and Myths Diabetes Facts and Myths

    If your child has diabetes, it's important to educate yourself so you can help manage it. This means arming yourself with the right information.

  • Diabetes Movie Diabetes Movie

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

  • Diabetes: Dealing With Feelings 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.

  • Endocrine System Endocrine System

    Although we rarely think about them, the glands of the endocrine system and the hormones they release influence almost every cell, organ, and function of our bodies.

  • Hyperglycemia and Diabetic Ketoacidosis Hyperglycemia and Diabetic Ketoacidosis

    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 desired range as possible.

  • Hypoglycemia Hypoglycemia

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

  • Kidneys and Urinary Tract Kidneys and Urinary Tract

    The bean-shaped kidneys, each about the size of a child's fist, perform several functions essential to health. Their most important role is to filter blood and produce urine.

  • Long-Term Complications of Diabetes Long-Term Complications of Diabetes

    Long-term health problems associated with diabetes can affect many areas of the body. So it's important to know about these complications and help prevent them.

  • Metabolic Syndrome Metabolic Syndrome

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

  • Metabolism Metabolism

    Brush up on metabolism basics - including common metabolic disorders - in this article.

  • Other Diseases That Are More Common in People With Type 1 Diabetes Other Diseases That Are More Common in People With Type 1 Diabetes

    Kids and teens with type 1 diabetes have a greater risk for thyroid disease, celiac disease, and Addison's disease. Learn more about these autoimmune disorders.

  • Overweight and Obesity Overweight and Obesity

    It's an alarming statistic: 1 out of 3 U.S. kids are considered overweight or obese. Helping kids adopt a healthy lifestyle begins with parents who lead by example.

  • Treating Type 1 Diabetes 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 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.

  • Type 1 Diabetes: What Is It? Type 1 Diabetes: What Is It?

    Every year in the United States, 13,000 children are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. With some practical knowledge, you can become your child's most important ally in learning to live with the disease.

  • Type 2 Diabetes: What Is It? Type 2 Diabetes: What Is It?

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

  • Weight and Diabetes 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 Gestational Diabetes? What Is Gestational Diabetes?

    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • Diabetes Center Diabetes Center

    Does your child have type 1 or type 2 diabetes? Learn how to manage the disease and keep your child healthy.

  • Transition of Care: Diabetes Transition of Care: Diabetes

    Most teens with diabetes should transition to an adult health care provider when they're between 18 and 21 years old. Here's how parents can help them do that.

  • Can Diabetes Be Prevented? 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?

  • Type 1 Diabetes: What Is It? Type 1 Diabetes: What Is It?

    Every year in the United States, 13,000 children are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. With some practical knowledge, you can become your child's most important ally in learning to live with the disease.

  • Type 2 Diabetes: What Is It? Type 2 Diabetes: What Is It?

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

  • What Is Gestational Diabetes? What Is Gestational Diabetes?

    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • 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.

  • Diabetes Movie Diabetes Movie

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

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