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Diabetes Basics

Can Diabetes Be Prevented?

Parents want to protect their kids from everything, which is virtually impossible, of course. But can you prevent your child from getting diabetes?

Diabetes Control: Why It's Important

You've probably heard your child's doctor talk a lot about diabetes control. What is it and why is it important?

Diabetes Movie

What is diabetes and how does it affect the body? Watch this video to find out!

Diabetes: Dealing With Feelings

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.

Endocrine System

The glands of the endocrine system and the hormones they release affect almost every cell, organ, and function of our bodies.

Hyperglycemia and Diabetic Ketoacidosis

When blood glucose levels (also called blood sugar levels) are too high, it's called hyperglycemia. A major goal in controlling diabetes is to keep blood sugar levels as close to the desired range as possible.

Hypoglycemia

When blood glucose levels drop too low, it's called hypoglycemia. Very low blood sugar levels can cause severe symptoms that require immediate treatment.

Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance happens when the body does not respond properly to insulin. It can can raise a child's risk for type 2 diabetes and other health problems.

Kidneys and Urinary Tract

The bean-shaped kidneys, each about the size of a child's fist, are essential to our health. Their most important role is to filter blood and produce urine.

Long-Term Complications of Diabetes

Long-term health problems associated with diabetes can affect many areas of the body. So it's important to know about these complications and help prevent them.