Diabetes in Kids and Teens

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Diabetes is a serious disease that can be life threatening if not controlled. However, with proper medical care, clinical therapies, diet, hygiene, and exercise, diabetes does not have to prevent your child from living a full and normal life.

Below, you will find some additional information on the different types of diabetes, for which we have provided a brief overview.

Overview of Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes in Children

Type 2 Diabetes in Children

Teens and Diabetes

Diet and Diabetes

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Physician Video Profile: Amena Iqbal, MD (Endocrinology)

Endocrinologist, Amena Iqbal, MD, specializes in diagnosing and managing a wide range of endocrine disorders.

Check-Up: New Diabetes Technology (Amena Iqbal, MD)

Endocrinologist, Amena Iqbal shares advancements that have been made for diabetes care including continuous glucose monitoring and insulin pumps.

Check-Up: Understanding Diabetes Complications (Amena Iqbal, MD)

Endocrinologist, Amena Iqbal discusses the impact diabetes has on the major organs of the body and the complications it can cause if not properly controlled.

Physician Video Profile: Sharon Rooney-Gandy, DO (Wound Care)

Sharon Rooney-Gandy, DO, helps those with non-healing wounds at Lakeland Wound Center.

Managing Diabetes - It's Not Easy, But It's Worth It

Endocrinologist, Amanda Morris, DO, and our team of certified diabetes educators host an interactive discussion about complications affecting uncontrolled diabetes and how to better manage the disease.

Check-Up: How Sickness Affects Diabetes (Claudia Hanely, RN, CDE)

Claudia Hanley, RN, CDE, explains how being sick can affect your stress level and blood sugar level.

Check-Up: Safe Blood Sugar Levels (Michael Rushlow, RN, CDE)

Michael Rushlow, RN, outlines how diabetes educators use target ranges to help patients gauge their blood sugar levels at various points in the day.

Check-Up: Gestational Diabetes & How to Control It (Benjamin Wood, DO)

BellaNoval Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Ben Wood, DO, explains how Gestational Diabetes impacts a pregnancy, and how diabetes educators can help women create a balanced diet to control their blood sugar level.

Check-Up: Meal Planning for Diabetics (Jessica Heckman, RD)

Lakeland Health Diabetes Educator, Jessica Heckman, RD, CDE, shares tips for meal planning for diabetics.

Check-Up: Managing Diabetes (Jay Shah, MD, Family Medicine)

Jay Shah, MD, is a Lakeland Health family medicine physician at Stagg Medical Center and Lakeland Primary Care, St. Joseph

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