Diabetes in Children and Teens Directory

Type 1 diabetes happens when the pancreas stops making insulin. Insulin is a hormone that tells the body's cells to take in glucose (aka sugar). Children with diabetes who have parental guidance learn to manage the condition. Developing good management habits at a young age helps a child live a long and better-quality life. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about what causes diabetes in children and teens, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.

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