Diabetes in children and teens

Diabetes in children and teens is usually diagnosed as type 1 diabetes but with increasingly poor lifestyle choices, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes symptoms in children is increasing dramatically. Learn more about signs, symptoms, causes, prevention and treatment of diabetes in children here.

Type 1 diabetes in children

A child has type 1 diabetes when the pancreas no longer produces the necessary insulin and it has to be administered externally.

Health tips for diabetic teens

These are years that bring change, new friends, new schools, more social events and for diabetic teens, much more responsibility. These health tips might help you cope.

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Dr. May currently works as a fulltime endocrinologist and has been in private practice since 2004. He has a variety of interests, predominantly obesity and diabetes, but also sees patients with osteoporosis, thyroid disorders, men's health disorders, pituitary and adrenal disorders, polycystic ovaries, and disorders of growth. He is a leading member of several obesity and diabetes societies and runs a trial centre for new drugs.

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