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Diabetes and Children

  • Overview of Diabetes Mellitus

    Diabetes is a chronic disease that involves the regulation of blood sugar and occurs in two different forms, type 1 and type 2.

  • Type 1 Diabetes in Children

    Type 1 diabetes usually develops in children or young adults, but can start at any age.

  • 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 the Newborn

    Babies who are more likely to develop hypoglycemia include those born to women who have diabetes.

  • 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.

  • 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.