Kids get Diabetes too

Diabetes is a cause that hits home for me. It runs in my family and It’s something I try and spread awareness about. Becoming has made me want to spread information on how this disease can affect our children.

  1. When kids get type 1 diabetes, (Juvenile Diabetes) it’s because their bodies can’t make insulin anymore. The insulin-making cells in the pancreas (say: PAN-kree-us) get destroyed, and it doesn’t have anything to do with eating sugar.
  2. Kids with diabetes can eat some sweets — as part of a balanced, healthy diet. Like everyone else, a person with diabetes shouldn’t eat too many sweets because they are high in calories and they don’t have many vitamins and minerals.
  3. Exercise is important for all kids — with or without diabetes. Exercise has many benefits. It can help you get to a healthy weight, it’s good for your heart and lungs, it can improve your mood,and it’s great for diabetes. A Diabetes health care team can help with an exercise plan if you need help managing your child’s diabetes.
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