Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Children and Type 2 Diabetes

The number of teens living with type 2 diabetes has increased in recent years. 

Managing diabetes as a teen or adolescent can come with different challenges than an adult may face. The materials below were developed specifically for teens with diabetes. 

Be Healthy Today; Be Healthy For Life

Information for Youth and Their Families Living With Type 2 Diabetes

You can read, download or print the entire PDF document (32 pages) or access it by section:
Entire 32-page booklet (984 KB PDF)

What's Included - By Section

  • Table of Contents
  • What Is Diabetes?
  • Manage Your Diabetes with STAR
  • Checking Blood Sugar
  • Staying Healthy
  • Taking Care of Diabetes with Medicines
  • Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia) and  High Blood Sugar (Hyperglycemia)
  • Healthy Food Choices
  • Choosing Lower-Fat Foods
  • How to Read Food Labels
  • Physical Activity
  • Setting Goals, Problem Solving, and Managing Stress
  • Being a Teen with Diabetes

The Be Healthy Today; Be Healthy For Life materials were adapted from the TODAY (Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth) Study. This study was funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease of the National Institutes of Health.


See also: Preventing Type 2 in Children

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