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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 Medications & Monitoring

Blood Glucose Record

If your child has diabetes, you can use this printable sheet to record his or her blood glucose levels.

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?

Helping Kids Deal With Injections and Blood Tests

Blood tests and insulin injections can be a challenge for kids with diabetes and their parents. Here are some strategies for coping with these necessary procedures.

How to Give an Insulin Injection

This step-by-step graphic shows how to give an insulin injection.

Medicines for Diabetes

Whether your child is taking insulin or pills (or both) to control diabetes, it's important to learn how diabetes medicines work.

Monitoring Blood Sugar

To keep blood sugar levels under control, you have to check them regularly. Learn about checking and recording your child's blood sugar levels.

Teaching Your Child How to Swallow Pills

Swallowing a pill is something that many of us take for granted. But just like any skill, learning to swallow a pill takes practice.