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  • Metabolic Syndrome Metabolic Syndrome

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

  • Metabolism Metabolism

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

    People with type 1 diabetes have a greater risk for certain health problems, such as thyroid disorders, celiac disease, and Addison's disease. Find out more about these autoimmune disorders.

  • When Being Overweight Is a Health Problem 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.

  • Dealing With a Health Condition Dealing With a Health Condition

    If you suffer from a chronic illness, you know it can be anything but fun. But you can become better informed and more involved in your care. Here are tips to help you deal.

  • Diabetes: Dealing With Feelings 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? 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 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?

  • When a Sibling Is Seriously Ill When a Sibling Is Seriously Ill

    When your sibling has a serious illness, you may find yourself juggling some pretty intense and confusing emotions. Here are some ways to take care of yourself during this stressful time.

  • 3-Day Food Diary

    If you have diabetes, you can use this printable sheet to record what you eat over a 3-day period.

  • About Recipes for Teens With Diabetes 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.

  • Breakfast on the Go Breakfast on the Go

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

  • Carbohydrates and Diabetes 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 Club Wrap

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

  • Eating Out When You Have Diabetes Eating Out 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 Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich

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

  • Meal Plans and Diabetes Meal Plans and Diabetes

    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!

  • Orange Spritzer 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 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 Southwestern Popcorn

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

  • Strawberry Graham Dip 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 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 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 Vegetable Skillet Frittata

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

  • Diabetes Control: Why It's Important Diabetes Control: Why It's Important

    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?

  • Diabetes: What's True and False? Diabetes: What's True and False?

    There's a lot of diabetes information out there - unfortunately, not all of it is based on facts. Following bad advice could actually harm a person with diabetes.

  • Dialysis Dialysis

    Dialysis is a medical treatment that can take over the job of filtering the blood until someone's failing kidneys heal or are replaced with a kidney transplant.

  • Endocrine System 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.

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

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

  • My Dad Has Diabetes. Will I Get It Too? My Dad Has Diabetes. Will I Get It Too?

    Find out what the experts have to say.

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

    People with type 1 diabetes have a greater risk for certain health problems, such as thyroid disorders, celiac disease, and Addison's disease. Find out more about these autoimmune disorders.

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

    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.

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

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

  • Weight and Diabetes 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.

  • When Blood Sugar Is Too High 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 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.

  • Urine Test (Video)

    This video shows what it's like to get a urine test.

  • Diabetes Center Diabetes Center

    Our Diabetes Center provides information and advice for teens about treating and living with diabetes.

  • Blood Glucose Record

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

  • Can Diabetes Be Prevented? 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.

  • Can I Get Diabetes From Having Sex? Can I Get Diabetes From Having Sex?

    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • Diabetes Control: Why It's Important Diabetes Control: Why It's Important

    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?

  • Diabetes: When to Call the Doctor Diabetes: When to Call the Doctor

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

  • Dialysis Dialysis

    Dialysis is a medical treatment that can take over the job of filtering the blood until someone's failing kidneys heal or are replaced with a kidney transplant.

  • Handling Diabetes When You're Sick 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 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.

  • How to Give an Insulin Injection How to Give an Insulin Injection

    Note: This step-by-step graphic is for educational purposes only. For specific guidance on giving an insulin injection, talk with your doctor.

  • Keeping Track of Your Blood Sugar 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 Your Weight Managing Your Weight

    Has your doctor told you to lose weight? Get ideas on food, fitness, and staying motivated. We've also got weight management tools and recipes designed just for teens.

  • Medicines for Diabetes 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

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

  • Refilling a Prescription Refilling a Prescription

    Tips and advice for teens on refilling a prescription.

  • School and 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?

  • Sports, Exercise, and Diabetes 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? 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? 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.

  • Weight Management: Strength Training Exercises (Video) Weight Management: Strength Training Exercises (Video)

    These videos guide teens through basic strength training exercises. Anyone can do these exercises, and they work well as part of a weight-loss plan.

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

    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • When Blood Sugar Is Too High 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 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 Your Diabetes Health Care Team

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

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