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Juvenile Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes used to be called “insulin dependent” or “juvenile diabetes.” In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas stops making insulin and you need to get insulin from a shot or a pump.

Type 2 diabetes used to be called “adult onset diabetes” but now more kids are getting type 2 diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas still makes some insulin but the cells can’t use it very well.

Being overweight increases the risk of getting type 2 diabetes. Kids who are not active or who have a family member with diabetes are more likely to get it. Here are some tips for parents with overweight children.

Some racial and ethnic groups have a greater chance of getting diabetes. They include American Indians, African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. You do not get diabetes from eating too much sugar.

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Diabetes Disaster Preparedness Patient Information

As a person with diabetes, your daily routine involves schedules and planning. An emergency can seriously affect your health. It may be difficult to cope with a disaster when it occurs. You and your family should plan and prepare beforehand even if the event is loss of electricity for a few hours.

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Endocrinology and Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, in which the body’s white blood cells kill the islet cells that make insulin in the pancreas. Endocrinologists treat diabetes with diet and medications, which may include insulin.

5 Tips for Parents with Overweight Children

People may find it hard to believe that children need a diet and fitness plan. It’s a common misconception that growing kids can eat anything and will stay healthy because they naturally enjoy running around and being active.

Diabetic Children and Diet

The goal of any dietary plan is to maintain levels of glucose in the blood. Therefore, foods rich in simple sugars – candy, cookies, sugary snacks and non-diet sodas – must be limited. A healthful, varied diet rich in whole grains, fruits and vegetables is the best way of ensuring overall health for your child.


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