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Living With Diabetes

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.

Diabetes: Getting Comfortable With a New Babysitter

If you haven’t used a babysitter since your child was diagnosed with diabetes, you might have some questions about what to do. Here’s how to be prepared.

Diabetes: When to Call the Doctor

Caring for a child with diabetes includes knowing when to get medical help. Learn more about when to call the doctor.

Helping Your Child Adjust to Diabetes

Learn all you can about diabetes so you'll be better prepared to talk about it with your child.

Helping Your Young Athlete With Type 1 Diabetes

Kids with type 1 diabetes can play sports and exercise at the same level as other kids.

How Being Active Helps Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes doesn't have to get in the way of exercise and sports competition. Like anyone else, kids with diabetes are healthier if they get plenty of exercise.

Hyperglycemia and Diabetes

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 healthy range as possible.

Hypoglycemia and Diabetes

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

Keeping Your Child's Diabetes in Control When They’re Sick

Parents need to take a few extra steps to keep blood sugar levels under control when kids who have diabetes are sick.