Diabetes happens when a person's body can't use sugar normally.
In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas can't make insulin well. Without insulin, cells can't get the energy they need.
What is it?
A person with type 2 diabetes still makes insulin, but their body doesn't respond to it normally.
When your blood sugar levels are under control, you can help prevent problems down the road.
Staying in control
Find out what other kids have to say and get some good tips.
Should you tell your teachers and friends about your diabetes? How do you take medicine at school?
School and diabetes
Exercise is an important part of managing diabetes and staying healthy. Find out why exercise is wise.
Sports, exercise, and diabetes
Learn ways to keep yourself healthy and fit.
When you know your blood sugar levels, you can help take charge of your health.
Track your blood sugar
High blood sugar
Low blood sugar
Learn about insulin and other medicines that kids with diabetes often take. Find out why kids need them and how to take them safely.
At first it might seem like a lot, but soon you'll become an expert at reading labels, planning meals, and making good choices when eating out.
Meal planning & eating away from home
Reading food labels
It's a little easier for people to control their diabetes if they eat about the same amount of carbs at about the same times each day. Find out how to do it.
Carbohydrates and diabetes
All about carbs
Find out what diabetes is, how it's treated, and what to expect.
Type 1 diabetes can't be prevented. Type 2 diabetes can sometimes be prevented.
Your endocrine system makes hormones, including insulin.
Learn about it