Diabetes in Children – Part 4

Complications Type 1 diabetes can affect nearly every major organ in your child’s body, including the heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes and kidneys. The good news is that keeping your child’s blood sugar level close to normal most of the time can dramatically reduce the risk of these complications. Long-term complications of type 1 diabetes […]

Diabetes in Children – Part 3

There aren’t many known risk factors for type 1 diabetes, though researchers continue to find new possibilities. Known Risk Factors These include: A family history. Anyone with a parent or siblings with type 1 diabetes has a slightly increased risk of developing the condition. Genetic susceptibility. The presence of certain genes indicates an increased risk […]

Diabetes in Children – Part 2

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and we’re continuing to discuss diabetes Type 1 in children. The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown. Scientists do know that in most people with type 1 diabetes the body’s own immune system — which normally fights harmful bacteria and viruses — mistakenly destroys the insulin-producing (islet) cells […]

Diabetes in Children

Type 1 diabetes in children is a condition in which your child’s pancreas no longer produces the insulin your child needs to survive, and you’ll need to replace the missing insulin. Type 1 diabetes in children used to be known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes.  The diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in children can […]

Living With Diabetes

National Diabetes Month is observed every November to draw attention to diabetes and its effects on millions of Americans.  People with diabetes can develop serious problems with their feet that can affect how easily they can walk, and even can lead to amputation.  Many of these serious problems can be prevented by taking good care […]