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Diabetes (Topic Center)

What Is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses glucose, the main type of sugar in the blood.

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Managing Diabetes Throughout Your Child's Life

You want your child to be healthy now and in adulthood. Find out how to help them manage their diabetes, stay active, and know what to do when they don't feel well.

Diabetes: Staying Healthy

Here's how to help your child manage their diabetes and stay healthy.

Managing diabetes

Medicines for diabetes

School, Sports, Exercise, and Diabetes

Kids with diabetes can do the things that other kids do. But there are a few extra things to keep in mind.

School and diabetes

Young athletes and diabetes

Diabetes and being active

When Your Child Doesn't Feel Well

The diabetes health care team is there to support you and your child, on sick days and every day.

The diabetes health care team

Sick days and diabetes

Preparing Your Teen for Adult Health Care

Older teens should get ready to find an adult health care provider.

Diabetes: helping teens switch to adult care

Understanding Diabetes

Find out what diabetes is, how it's treated, and what to expect.

Diabetes Care Q&A

  • Start by gathering your supplies. These steps and pictures can guide you.

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  • Your child’s health depends on daily pokes and shots to keep their blood sugars in check. You can help ease your child’s worries.

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Diet & Nutrition