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Diabetes Center

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What Is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses glucose, the main type of sugar
in the blood.

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Managing Diabetes Throughout Your Child’s Life

You want your child to be healthy now and in adulthood. Find out how to help them
manage their diabetes, stay active, and know what to do when they don’t feel well.

  • Staying Healthy

    Here’s how to help your child manage their diabetes and stay healthy.

    Managing diabetes


  • School, Sports, and Exercise

    Kids with diabetes can do the things that other kids do. But there are a few extra things to keep in mind.


    Young athletes

    Being active

  • When Your Child Doesn’t Feel Well

    The care team is there to support you and your child, on sick days and every day.

    The health care team

    Sick days

  • Preparing Your Teen for Adult Health Care

    Older teens should get ready to find an adult health care provider.

    Helping teens switch

  • Understanding Diabetes

    Find out what diabetes is, how it’s treated, and what to expect.

Diabetes Care Q&A

Diet & Nutrition