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Diabetes Center for Teens

  • Metabolic Syndrome

    Metabolic syndrome is a signal that someone could be on the road to serious health problems. Find out more in this article for teens.

  • Metabolism

    Your body gets the energy it needs from food through a process called metabolism. Get all the facts on metabolism in this article.

  • When Being Overweight Is a Health Problem

    A couple of pounds of extra body fat are not a health risk for most people. But when people are severely overweight, it can cause health problems.

  • Diabetes: Dealing With Feelings

    It's perfectly normal for people with diabetes to feel sad, angry, confused, upset, alone, embarrassed, and even jealous. After all, these are natural emotions that everyone feels from time to time. But how can you cope?

  • My Friend Has Diabetes. How Can I Help?

    Sure, you've heard of diabetes. But how much do you really know about what it's like to have it? Read our tips on helping a friend with diabetes.

  • School and Diabetes

    You probably spend more than a third of your waking hours at school. Chances are you'll need to check your blood sugar levels or give yourself an insulin injection during that time. So what do you do?

  • About Recipes for Teens With Diabetes

    A diabetes educator and dietitian chose these recipes, but they're not just for people with diabetes. Almost anyone looking for nutritious meals and snacks can enjoy them.

  • Carbohydrates and Diabetes

    If you have diabetes, your doctor may have recommended keeping track of how many carbohydrates (carbs) you eat. But what exactly are carbs and how do they affect your blood sugar?

  • Club Wrap

    This recipe is especially for teens with diabetes, but it can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet.

  • Diabetes: Eating Smart

    People with diabetes don't need to be on strict diets, but do need to pay attention to what they eat and when. Crack open the cookbooks and surf to your favorite recipe website because it's time to plan meals that you love!

  • Eating at Restaurants When You Have Diabetes

    Dining out is probably a part of your social scene. If you have diabetes, you can pretty much eat the same foods as your friends and family. You just have to keep track of what you eat and enjoy certain foods in moderation.

  • Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich

    This recipe is especially for teens with diabetes, but can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet.

  • Orange Spritzer

    This recipe is especially for teens with diabetes, but can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet.

  • PB & Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

    This recipe is especially for teens with diabetes, but can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet.

  • Southwestern Popcorn

    This recipe is especially for teens with diabetes, but can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet.

  • Strawberry Graham Dip

    This recipe is especially for teens with diabetes, but can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet.

  • Tomato Basil Pizza

    This recipe is especially for teens with diabetes, but can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet.

  • Turkey Tenderloin With Vegetables

    This recipe is especially for teens with diabetes, but can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet.

  • Vegetable Skillet Frittata

    This recipe is especially for teens with diabetes, but can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet.

  • Dialysis

    Dialysis is a medical treatment that can take over the job of filtering the blood until a person's failing kidneys heal or are replaced with a kidney transplant. Find out more in this article for teens.

  • Endocrine System

    The endocrine system influences almost every cell, organ, and function of our bodies. It is instrumental in regulating mood, growth and development, metabolism, and sexual function, among other things.

  • Managing Blood Sugars When You Have Type 1 Diabetes

    People who have diabetes may hear or read a lot about controlling, or managing, the condition. But what is diabetes control and why is it so important?

  • Weight and Diabetes

    Weight can influence diabetes, and diabetes can influence weight. Managing weight can really make a difference in a person's diabetes management plan.

  • What Is Type 1 Diabetes?

    Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses glucose, a sugar that is the body's main source of fuel. In type 1 diabetes, glucose can't get into the body's cells where it's needed.

  • What Is Type 2 Diabetes?

    Teens with type 2 diabetes have to pay close attention to what they eat and do.

  • What Problems Can Diabetes Cause?

    Thinking about your diabetes a little bit now — and taking some steps to prevent problems — can make things easier down the road.

  • When Blood Sugar Is Too High

    For people with diabetes, controlling blood sugar levels is important. Having a blood sugar level that's too high can make you feel lousy, and having high blood sugar levels a lot can be unhealthy.

  • Blood Glucose Record

    If you have diabetes, you can use this printable sheet to record your blood glucose levels.

  • Can Diabetes Be Prevented?

    The things you do now could help prevent diabetes later, depending on the type of diabetes. Here's the scoop on diabetes prevention.

  • Diabetes: When to Call the Doctor

    Taking care of your diabetes includes knowing when to call a doctor and get medical help.

  • Dialysis

    Dialysis is a medical treatment that can take over the job of filtering the blood until a person's failing kidneys heal or are replaced with a kidney transplant. Find out more in this article for teens.

  • Handling Diabetes When You're Sick

    Being sick is no fun for anyone. For people with diabetes, being sick can also affect blood sugar levels.

  • How to Fill a Prescription

    Taking responsibility for your own health care means understanding things like prescriptions. Read our tips for teens on filling a prescription.

  • Keeping Track of Your Blood Sugar

    To keep your diabetes under control, stay healthy, and prevent future problems, you need to keep blood sugar levels in a healthy range. To do that, check and track those levels regularly.

  • Managing Blood Sugars When You Have Type 1 Diabetes

    People who have diabetes may hear or read a lot about controlling, or managing, the condition. But what is diabetes control and why is it so important?

  • Medicines for Diabetes

    Taking medicines is a major part of staying healthy if you have diabetes because they help you keep your blood sugar levels under control.

  • Metabolic Syndrome

    Metabolic syndrome is a signal that someone could be on the road to serious health problems. Find out more in this article for teens.

  • Refilling a Prescription

    Tips and advice for teens on refilling a prescription.

  • School and Diabetes

    You probably spend more than a third of your waking hours at school. Chances are you'll need to check your blood sugar levels or give yourself an insulin injection during that time. So what do you do?

  • Sports, Exercise, and Diabetes

    Teens with diabetes can exercise and play sports at the same level as everyone else, so whether you want to go for the gold or just go hiking in your hometown, diabetes shouldn't hold you back.

  • Type 1 Diabetes: How Is It Treated?

    People with type 1 diabetes need to follow a treatment plan to manage their diabetes and stay healthy and active.

  • Type 2 Diabetes: How Is It Treated?

    People with type 2 diabetes need to follow a plan to manage their diabetes and stay healthy and active.

  • What's the Difference Between a Treatment and a Cure?

    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • When Blood Sugar Is Too High

    For people with diabetes, controlling blood sugar levels is important. Having a blood sugar level that's too high can make you feel lousy, and having high blood sugar levels a lot can be unhealthy.

  • When Blood Sugar Is Too Low

    When blood glucose levels drop too low, it's called hypoglycemia. Very low blood sugar levels can cause severe symptoms that need to be treated right away.

  • Your Diabetes Health Care Team

    It takes all of your team members — you, your parents, doctors, dietitians, and mental health pros — to help you take care of your diabetes.

  • Blood Test (Video)

    These videos show what's involved in getting a blood test and what it's like to be the person taking the blood sample.

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