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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.
Caring for a child with diabetes includes knowing when to get medical help. Learn more about when to call the doctor.
Involving teens in their health care can help prepare them for managing it on their own as adults.
Kids with type 1 diabetes can play sports and exercise at the same level as other kids.
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.
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.
Parents of kids with diabetes need to take a few extra steps to keep blood sugar levels under control on sick days.