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Diabetes 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.

Staying Healthy

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

Managing diabetes


School, Sports, and Exercise

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


Young athletes

Being active

When Your Child Doesn't Feel Well

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

The health care team

Sick days

When to call the doctor

Preparing Your Teen for Adult Health Care

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

Helping teens switch

Understanding Diabetes

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

Diabetes Care Q&A

Type 1 diabetes can't be prevented. Type 2 diabetes can sometimes be prevented.

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Being overweight can lead to health problems, including type 2 diabetes. 

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Diet & Nutrition