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.
Might My Child Have Type 1 Diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder that often strikes children. Learn how to recognize the symptoms in kids and when to call a doctor.
Blood Sugar Levels for Kids and Teens
This simple chart from WebMD shows target blood sugar levels for kids and teens before and after meals, after fasting, before exercise, and at bedtime, as well as an A1c target.
Does My Child Have Blood Sugar Problems?
There may be clues to let you know if your child's blood sugar is out of whack. Here's what to look out for.
Tips for Handling Your Child’s Diabetes: Make Life Easier
When your child has diabetes, you’ve got to manage details about her blood sugar and diet to keep her healthy. Learn how to best help her manage this chronic condition.