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Parents want to protect their kids from everything, which is virtually impossible, of course. But can you prevent your child from getting diabetes?
You've probably heard your child's doctor talk a lot about diabetes control. What is it and why is it important?
What is diabetes and how does it affect the body? Watch this video to find out!
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.
The glands of the endocrine system and the hormones they release affect almost every cell, organ, and function of our bodies.
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.
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 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.
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 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.