Treatment for Juvenile Diabetes

A child who is diagnosed with juvenile diabetes is going to need to follow a treatment plan for the rest of their life. But they will have a lot of support. And there have been many advances and improvements in the diabetic treatment industry in way of needles and monitoring devices. Knowing your child’s blood … Read more

Finding out Your Child has Juvenile Diabetes

It can be an emotional time when you find out that your child has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. You will wonder how this is going to affect your child emotionally and what it is going to mean for their future health. Your child is also going to be riding an emotional roller coaster. … Read more

Type 2 Diabetes in Children

The type of diabetes the majority of children are diagnosed with is type 1 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is associated with the disease when it is diagnosed in adults – also called adult- onset. There are cases of children being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and the numbers are growing. A big contributor to the … Read more

Getting Back on Track after Blood Sugar Spikes

Even with careful planning your child is going to test with high blood sugars – but hopefully not too frequently. There are many reasons for this, including not taking insulin on time or enough, eating too much, not exercising enough, and stress. High blood sugar in children does not occur as quickly as a low … Read more

Having Juvenile Diabetes and Going to School

The vital step after your child is diagnosed with juvenile diabetes is to develop a support network in the community. Your child’s school should be at the top of this as a resource to tap into. Not only is it essential that the teachers at your child’s school know about his special dietary needs and … Read more

What is Juvenile Diabetes?

Juvenile diabetes is the onset of type 1 diabetes mellitus in children. Very much the same as the disease in adults, when a child has diabetes their bodies are unable to make enough insulin or they cannot make proper use of the insulin that is made. When a child has type 1 diabetes, daily insulin … Read more

Healthy Eating Guidelines for Juvenile Diabetes

A daily insulin injection is required to manage type 1 diabetes in children but it is not the only management strategy. The diet plan that goes along with the daily insulin requirements is just as important and needs to be planned accordingly. Consistency in meal times, portion sizes, and food groups are the keys to … Read more

Help from Grandparents with Diabetic Children

A night out on the town is just what mom and dad needs, but who is going to baby sit? Grandparents are the best baby sitters, especially when they involve an overnight stay. For parents of children with juvenile diabetes it might not be as easy. It is going to be hard to leave your … Read more