Blood tests and insulin injections can be a challenge for kids with diabetes and their parents. Here are some strategies for coping with these necessary procedures.
Keeping Track of Your Blood Sugar for Kids
Checking your blood sugar levels is a really important part of managing diabetes. Knowing those levels will help you keep your blood sugar under control - and that helps you feel good and keeps you healthy.
Medicines for Diabetes for Parents
Whether your child is taking insulin or pills (or both) to control diabetes, it's important to learn how diabetes medicines work.
Meal Plans and Diabetes for Parents
Kids with diabetes don't have to follow a special diabetes diet, but they may need to pay more attention to when they eat and how much is on their plates.
Hypoglycemia for Parents
When blood glucose levels drop too low, it's called hypoglycemia. Very low blood sugar levels can cause severe symptoms that require immediate treatment.
Type 2 Diabetes: What Is It? for Parents
Learning what you can about type 2 diabetes will let you help your child manage and live with the disease. Here are the basics.
Diabetes: Dealing With Feelings for Parents
If your child has diabetes, you may spend a lot of time thinking about the physical effects. But it's also important to understand the emotional issues surrounding a diabetes diagnosis.
Medicines for Diabetes for Teens
Taking medicines is a major part of staying healthy if you have diabetes because they help you keep your blood sugar levels under control.
Diabetes: When to Call the Doctor for Teens
Taking care of your diabetes includes knowing when to call a doctor and get medical help.
What's Diabetes? for Kids
Kids who have diabetes need to take extra steps to stay healthy. Find out more.