Most new diagnoses of Diabetes Mellitus in childhood are type 1, that used to be called insulin-dependent or juvenile-onset Diabetes Mellitus.

Type 1 Diabetes is characterized by autoimmune destruction of the beta cells in the pancreas, resulting that the child makes almost no insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life.

Kids and youth with
type 1 Diabetes will have to take insulin injections to replace the insulin their bodies can no longer make.
Kids and youth with type 1 Diabetes will have to take insulin injections to replace the insulin their bodies can no longer make.
Insulin therapy, Meal Control Plan, regular exercise and other treatments can allow them to manage their condition and live a long, happy and healthy.

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type 2 Diabetes is characterized by insulin resistance, so the body's cells can't use insulin properly. Unfortunately, because of the higher number of overweight children, a growing number of children are also being diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes.

Nutrition goals for our children, as well as their families or caregivers ,may include learning about how to:
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- Eat a well-balanced Meal Plan that is appropriate for children and youth
- Count carbohydrates and determine meal-time insulin dosages based on carbohydrate counts to keep blood glucose levels within a target range.
- Maintain or lose weight, as appropriate for the patient's situation
- Safely incorporate physical activity and exercise into daily life
- How to read food labels and measure portion sizes
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