Overview of Diabetes
Diabetes is a chronic disease that involves the regulation of blood sugar and occurs in two different forms, type 1 and type 2.
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.
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.
Hypoglycemia in Children
Causes of hypoglycemia in children with diabetes may include a missed meal, too much medication, or more exercise than usual.
Teens and Diabetes
During adolescence, blood sugar levels become harder to control, resulting in levels that swing from too low to too high.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.