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Can the Flu Trigger Diabetes in Children?

Flu season may come and go for some, but it can be life-changing if it triggers type 1 diabetes. Here’s how to protect your child.

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9 Facts About Childbirth With Type 1 Diabetes

If you're a woman with type 1 diabetes, having children can present challenges, but it is possible to have healthy, happy babies. Here’s what you need to know.

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How I Explain My Type 1 Diabetes to My Kids

When you hide your health challenges from your children, you miss an opportunity to teach them about the real world and real life.

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Trick-or-Treating Tips for Kids With Diabetes

Halloween can be hard for a child with type 2 diabetes. These strategies will let your child have fun and enjoy some treats while staying healthy.

A father sending his son to school with a healthy lunch.

10 Tips for Packing a Diabetes-Friendly Lunch

When your child has diabetes, it’s important to send them to school with a lunch that helps them keep their condition under control all day.

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Don't Let Your Child's Type 2 Diabetes Get in the Way of Summer Fun

Here’s how to maximize your child’s good times while keeping blood-sugar levels in check.

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Eating Disorders Not Uncommon in Teens with Diabetes

Some teens with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes seem to gravitate to eating disorders – a dangerous combo.

Child having blood sugar tested.

How Can You Find Out If Your Other Children Will Get Type 1 Diabetes?

Many parents with a child who has type 1 diabetes fear their children will become diabetic.

Mother talking to teen daughter in her room.

What to Do When Your Child Won't Wear a Medic-Alert Bracelet

Medic-Alert bracelets can save the life of a child with diabetes, especially one who has lost consciousness and cannot speak.