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  • Hypoglycemia in the Newborn

    Hypoglycemia in the Newborn What is hypoglycemia in the newborn? Hypoglycemia is a condition in which the amount of blood glucose (sugar) in the blood is lower than normal. Who is affected by hypogly...

  • Type 2 Diabetes in Children

    Type 2 Diabetes in Children Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes, accounting for about 95 percent of diabetes cases. There is an increase in the number of cases of type 2 diabetes in c...

  • Diet and Diabetes

    Diet and Diabetes Diabetes management and meal-planning for children It is important to learn about proper meal-planning when your child has diabetes. The type and amount of food your child eats affe...

  • Hypoglycemia in Children

    Hypoglycemia in Children What is hypoglycemia? Hypoglycemia is the condition of having a glucose (blood sugar) level that is too low to effectively fuel the body's blood cells. Glucose is the main so...

  • Overview of Diabetes

    Overview of Diabetes What is diabetes? Diabetes is a condition in which sufficient amounts of insulin are either not produced, or the body is unable to use the insulin that is produced. Diabetes can ...

  • The Metabolic Syndrome Puts Teens at Risk

    The Metabolic Syndrome Puts Teens at Risk Your doctor may have told you to lose weight and watch your cholesterol. Now, your teen's doctor may be warning him or her to do the same. The reason? "Syndr...

  • Caring for a Child With Type 1 Diabetes

    When Your Child Has Type 1 Diabetes If your child suddenly grows weak, tired, and nauseated, the youngster probably has the flu or some other virus. But the symptoms could also be warning signs of ty...

  • Teens and Diabetes

    Teens and Diabetes According to the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases National Diabetes Education Program, about 215,000 people younger than 20 have diabetes. Most of ...

  • Type 1 Diabetes in Children

    Type 1 Diabetes in Children The most common type of diabetes in children is type 1 diabetes. In fact, according to the American Diabetes Association, type 1 diabetes is one of the most common chronic...

  • When Your Child Has Type 1 Diabetes

    When Your Child Has Type 1 Diabetes Learning that your child has type 1 diabetes can be a shock. Suddenly, your world may seem to revolve around managing the condition. You may feel overwhelmed and u...

  • How to Help an Overweight or Obese Child

    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 ...

  • The Importance of Eating Together as a Family

    The Importance of Eating Together as a Family Eating together as a family has many benefits not only for you, but also for your children. Despite today’s fast-paced lifestyle that seems to include mo...

  • Your Child's Diabetes Care Team

    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. Diabetes care team Your child may see the ...

  • Kids' Healthy Eating Not Just About Food

    Kids' Healthy Eating Not Just About Food Healthy eating habits are especially important during childhood. Children learning and growing at a rapid rate use up lots of energy, and their bodies need he...