Diabetes in Children

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Diabetes is a serious disease. For some children, the disease can be managed with diet and exercise alone, but many children also need to take medication to control blood glucose (sugar) levels. In both type 1 (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D), levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood are higher than normal. In T1D, the pancreas produces little to no insulin. In T2D the body becomes resistant to the effect of insulin, meaning it cannot use insulin properly. A critical factor in helping your child manage diabetes is family support and involvement.

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