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.
This simple test looks for potential cases of gestational diabetes, to help prevent complications in your pregnancy.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
Meet the Hayes family, who are living with diabetes...times four.
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.
Recent innovations may reduce the round-the-clock job of managing type 1 diabetes in children.
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.
How blood sugar levels can affect children with type 1 diabetes
An online calculator determines exactly how much insulin a child should have before eating.
Learn how to use an insulin injector pen to treat kids with Type 1 diabetes.
When my 7-year-old son was diagnosed with diabetes, I had no idea how dramatically the disease would impact our entire family.
A new study links excessive weight gain during the first year of life to a child's risk for developing type 1 diabetes.
Video courtesy of Nationwide Children's Hospital
Healthy eating and regular exercise can prevent or slow the onset of type 2 diabetes in children.
All the more reason to take a few extra naps!