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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.
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.
Can Diabetes Be Prevented?
Parents want to protect their kids from everything, which is virtually impossible, of course. But can you prevent your child from getting diabetes?
This genetic condition only affects guys and is also called "XXY." It can affect a guy's ability to learn and his sexual development, but doctors can treat it. Find out more.
Acanthosis nigricans (AN) is a condition that causes the skin to thicken and darken in places. AN is not harmful or contagious, but can be a sign of certain other medical conditions.
Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)
IUGR is a condition in which a baby in the womb fails to grow at the expected rate during the pregnancy. Women with IUGR should eat healthy, attend all prenatal appointments and tests, and follow doctors' recommendations.
Pancreatitis is sometimes mistaken for a stomach virus because symptoms can include fever, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Symptoms usually get better on their own, but sometimes treatment is needed.
Metabolic syndrome is a group of health problems that put kids at risk for heart disease and diabetes. With lifestyle changes, however, many kids are able to improve their health and reduce their risk of disease.
What Is Gestational Diabetes?
Find out what the experts have to say.
Failure to Thrive
Sometimes kids don't meet expected standards of growth. Most still follow growth patterns that are normal, but others have "failure to thrive" - they fail to gain weight as expected and have poor height growth.
What Is a Growth Disorder?
The other kids in the class have been getting taller and developing into young adults, but your child's growth seems to be lagging behind. Could a growth disorder be the cause?