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Diabetes (Type 1)

Can Diabetes be Prevented?

If someone has diabetes, the body either can't make insulin (type 1 diabetes) or the insulin doesn't work in the body like it should (type 2 diabetes). This article offers steps kids can take to prevent type 2 diabetes.

Review Date: February 03, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

Checking Blood Glucose

Blood glucose monitoring is one of the best tools for keeping diabetes in control. Learn more about it.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

American Diabetes Association

Diabetes: For Parents & Kids

Read about other kids and teens with diabetes. Here are some stories of their stories about living with diabetes. Do you want connect with someone who understands how you feel? Join the Planet D Message Board and meet other kids with diabetes.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

American Diabetes Association

Find a Diabetes Educator

Use this online resource to locate a diabetes educator near you. You may search for an AADE member by selecting a state from the map, or search by provider name, city or zip code.

Review Date: April 07, 2011

American Association of Diabetes Educators

For Kids: Diabetes Basics

This page provides information on diabetes, personal stories about living with the disease and related resources for children.

Review Date: February 21, 2013

The Nemours Foundation

Glucose Tracking Log- (PDF)

Monitoring your blood glucose is easy with this tracking log. Print it out and fill in your daily glucose levels. Bring your tracking log to your next doctor’s visit.

Review Date: February 27, 2013

American Heart Association

Kids Online - JDRF

JDRF Kids Online is for kids with diabetes and their friends and families. Kids can learn how to manage diabetes day to day, care for themselves, find stories about other kids with diabetes, and more.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Life with Type 1 Diabetes

Get information about type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes) daily care and treatment, coping with emotional demands, and helping delay the onset of complications. Information offered for kids, teens, and adults.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

New to Type 1 Diabetes? Information for Parents

Have you just been told your child or teen has type 1 diabetes? Here is a brief introduction to the disease.

Review Date: March 26, 2013

Joslin Diabetes Center

Pancreatic Islet Transplantation

Insulin is a hormone that helps the body use glucose for energy. If you do not produce enough insulin, diabetes will develop. Researchers hope that islet transplantation will help people with type 1 diabetes live without daily injections of insulin.

Review Date: December 24, 2012

NIH National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse - NDIC
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Type 1 Diabetes

A general overview of this diabetes type, commonly called juvenile diabetes, even though adults get it too. Diagnosis, management and disorders related to diabetes are discussed.

Review Date: March 12, 2013

American Diabetes Association

Type 1 Diabetes: How Is It Treated?

Here are four important steps that children with type 1 diabetes must take to stay healthy.

Review Date: February 03, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

Your Guide to Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2

This guide explains what diabetes is, daily care for diabetes type 1 and type 2, blood glucose levels, and where to find help to manage your diabetes.

Review Date: February 01, 2011

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK