Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease in which there are high levels of sugar in the blood. Learn what causes diabetes, how to identify the signs and symptoms of it, how to treat it, what the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes is, and more.

The Importance of Glucose Testing

This simple test looks for potential cases of gestational diabetes, to help prevent complications in your pregnancy.

5 Surprising Facts About Diabetes

"Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in children after asthma, but the percentage of kids who have it is still relatively low," says Parents advisor Lori Laffel, MD, chief of the pediatric, adolescent, and young-adult section at Harvard's Joslin Diabetes Center. Here are five important truths about this serious illness.

Could Your Child Have Diabetes?

More than 15,000 children are diagnosed with type 1 every year. Make sure you know the telltale signs -- they're all too easy to dismiss.

A New Study Links Screen Time With Diabetes

Time to unplug! A new study says three hours of screen time a day may boost diabetes risk in kids. Here's what you can do about it.

What Is Type 1 Diabetes?

This disease is on the rise. But as technology races forward, children with type 1 diabetes -- and their parents -- have every reason to hope that the burden is easing.

What a Mom of 4 Kids With Diabetes Wants You to Know

Meet the Hayes family, who are living with diabetes...times four.

What To Do When Your Child's Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes

Managing type 1 diabetes requires a 24-7 commitment, and that can be overwhelming. But it does get easier, and there is lots of help available.

The Newest Type 1 Diabetes Treatments

Recent innovations may reduce the round-the-clock job of managing type 1 diabetes in children.

6 Superfoods That Help Beat Diabetes

By the year 2020, it's predicted that more than half of us will be diabetic or pre-diabetic. Here are 6 superfoods that will help you beat the odds.

Understanding Blood Sugar And Type 1 Diabetes

How blood sugar levels can affect children with type 1 diabetes

A Cool New Tool for Kids With Diabetes

An online calculator determines exactly how much insulin a child should have before eating.

How & When to Use an Insulin Pen

Learn how to use an insulin injector pen to treat kids with Type 1 diabetes.

Our First Year with Diabetes

When my 7-year-old son was diagnosed with diabetes, I had no idea how dramatically the disease would impact our entire family.

Online App Helps Kids With Diabetes Eat Safely

Video courtesy of Nationwide Children's Hospital

When A Child Has Type 2 Diabetes

Healthy eating and regular exercise can prevent or slow the onset of type 2 diabetes in children.

Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Excessive Infant Weight Gain

A new study links excessive weight gain during the first year of life to a child's risk for developing type 1 diabetes.