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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?

Scare Them or Inspire Them?

Today, my patient, a woman, 42 years of age, brought her daughter who is 18 years of age with her for her visit. Mother has PCOS, class III obesity and type 2 diabetes. She told me she brought her because of the strong family history of diabetes on both sides of his family. She wanted her to understand what someone who has diabetes goes through.

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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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