As there is no cure for type 1 diabetes, many children continue to battle the condition into adulthood. But it remains unclear when these patients typically move from pediatric care providers to adult healthcare providers.
Sometimes it seems that there are not enough hours in the day to make time for exercise. But a short, intense workout may be enough for some diabetes patients.
Vitamin D—the sunshine vitamin—has been shown to protect against weak bones, heart disease, asthma and other health problems. Now it may also help ward off diabetes.
The goal of treating children with type 1 diabetes is to bring blood sugar levels under control. But even with a specialist's care, it may be hard to reach target blood sugar levels.
Adults aren't the only ones affected by diabetes. Many children are living with the condition as well. A recent study on kids in Philadelphia showed that diabetes rates have risen even among very young children.