Living with Diabetes

When I was diagnosed with diabetes, I didn’t know anything about it. But the more I learned about diabetes, the better I was able to live my life just like other kids. Whether you are very young or a teenager, I can help you learn about diabetes, how to live with diabetes, and how to talk to other people about your diabetes.

About Diabetes

Here is information written just for you to help you understand your diabetes and what to do about it. You can learn about the disease, therapies for controlling it, and the history of diabetes. Go to About Diabetes >>

Taking Care of Diabetes

Since your pancreas and my pancreas do not make insulin, diabetes therapy is how we get the insulin we need in order to have energy to do things. Your doctor will perform tests to find how much insulin you need. Go to Taking Care of Diabetes >>

Eating

We know that what you eat has a big impact on your diabetes and your health. When you have diabetes you need to keep track of how many carbohydrates you eat to know how much insulin you need. Go to Eating >>

Activities

Just because you have diabetes doesn’t mean you can’t do all the same things as every other kid. In fact, you will be much happier when you do all the fun things you are supposed to do as a kid. Go to Activities >>

Talking About Diabetes

Diabetes can be scary and embarrassing, but it is something that no one can handle all by themselves. It can feel restricting and frustrating, but ignoring it won’t make it go away. Go to Talking About Diabetes >>

Links and Communities

TThe internet has a lot of great places to learn more about diabetes and has online communities of kids with diabetes just like you. Go to Links and Communities >>