Discovering That Your Child Has Diabetes
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Discovering your child has diabetes could be overwhelming. The good news is -- you can help your child learn to manage diabetes and live a long, happy, and healthy life.
Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers bringing you Healthy Moments from the NIH. I’m the Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
To help your child manage diabetes, work with your child’s doctor to determine the best treatment plan. The key for children with diabetes is to keep their blood sugar as close to normal as possible by:
- Eating the right amount of healthy food.
- Being active every day.
- Staying at a healthy weight.
- And taking medicines and checking their blood sugar as prescribed.
Also, remember to share your child’s diabetes care plan with the staff at his or her school.
And for more tips, visit our website yourdiabetesinfo.org or majic1023.com. This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers. Join me next week for more Healthy Moments.
Page last updated: September 11, 2008