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Your child's health and safety is our top priority. Please search our resource library for information on health, nutrition, fitness, injury prevention and other important topics.

Diabetes Basics

Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a group of health problems that put kids at risk for heart disease and diabetes. With lifestyle changes, many kids improve their health and reduce their risk of disease.

Metabolism

Brush up on metabolism, the chemical reactions in the body's cells that change food into energy, in this article.

Other Diseases That Are More Common in People With Type 1 Diabetes

Kids and teens with type 1 diabetes have a greater risk for thyroid disease, celiac disease, and Addison's disease. Learn more about these autoimmune disorders.

Overweight and Obesity

Preventing kids from becoming overweight means making choices in the way your family eats and exercises, and how you spend time together.

Treating Type 1 Diabetes

For kids diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, it's important to create a diabetes management plan to help them manage the condition and stay healthy and active.

Treating Type 2 Diabetes

Kids who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes will need a diabetes management plan to help them manage the condition and stay healthy and active.

Type 1 Diabetes: What Is It?

Every year in the United States, 13,000 children are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. With some practical knowledge, you can become your child's most important ally in learning to live with the disease.

Type 2 Diabetes: What Is It?

Learning what you can about type 2 diabetes will let you help your child manage and live with the disease. Here are the basics.

Weight and Diabetes

A balanced diet and an active lifestyle are important for kids with diabetes because weight can influence diabetes, and diabetes can influence weight.

What Is Gestational Diabetes?

Find out what the experts have to say.