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Diabetes in Children & Teens: The following articles answer some important questions about diabetes in kids including:
– What are some statistics on diabetes in children and teens?
– What are the unique issues children face when managing diabetes?
– What types of diabetes can children and teens have?
– How can healthcare professionals best serve children and teens with diabetes?

Teaching Children to Manage Diabetes Has Its Limits

Female, 25 years of age related a story to me she recalls from years back. Patient was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 5 years of age. Mother has had type 1 diabetes since childhood, so patient had learned a lot about living with type 1 diabetes since a young child. Patient is and has been a very independent person. Both her mother and father trusted her and for the most part worked with her pediatrician to manage her diabetes.

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