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  1. Type 2 Diabetes in Children - Treatment Overview

    Treatment of type 2 diabetes in children focuses on keeping blood sugar levels within a target range.

  2. Type 2 Diabetes in Children - Medications

    The same medications are used to treat adults and children with type 2 diabetes. These medications increase insulin production, make the body better able to use insulin (decrease insulin resistance), or slow the intestinal absorption of carbohydrate.

  3. Type 2 Diabetes in Children - Other Treatment

    Children who have type 2 diabetes should not try to lose weight by following a fad diet or by enrolling in a quick-fix weight loss program.

  4. Type 1 Diabetes - What Increases Your Risk

    Risk factors for type 1 diabetes include: Family history of type 1 diabetes.

  5. Type 2 Diabetes in Children - Surgery

    When obesity is severe in older adolescents with type 2 diabetes, gastric bypass or other similar surgery may be considered as a last resort.

  6. Diabetes Guide - Prevention

    In some women, gestational diabetes cannot be prevented. However, you may be able to lower your chance of getting gestational diabetes by maintaining a healthy weight and not gaining too much weight during pregnancy. Regular exercise can also help keep your blood sugar level within a safe range and prevent gestational diabetes.If you have had gestational diabetes, you are at risk of developing it

  7. Type 1 Diabetes: Children Living With the Disease - Health Tools

    An interactive health tool related to type 1 diabetes in children.

  8. Type 1 Diabetes - Topic Overview

    This topic provides general information about type 1 diabetes.

  9. Diabetes Guide - Prevention

    Preventing type 1 diabetes: Currently there is no way to prevent type 1 diabetes; however, ongoing studies are exploring ways to prevent diabetes in those who are most likely to develop it.

  10. Type 2 Diabetes in Children - What Happens

    Type 2 diabetes usually develops in adulthood; however, the number of children being diagnosed with the disease is rising. Children with type 2 diabetes are usually diagnosed during the early teen years.

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