Resources for Diabetes Patients

Debunking Myths about Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. Although millions of people are diagnosed with diabetes, there are still misconceptions about the condition. Amada Rico, BSN, RN, and Diabetes Nurse Navigator at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, explains common concerns she receives from patients about diabetes.

Medical Breakthroughs for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D)

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) continues to be a prevalent and growing concern among children in the United States. Between the years 2001 and 2009, the number of individuals with T1D under the age of 20 rose by 21 percent. Fortunately, there are numerous new medical developments to support treatment. Many of these offerings are available through the Nicklaus Children’s diabetes program.

With Rising Rates of Diabetes, National Diabetes Awareness Month Is More Important Than Ever

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, which provides us an opportunity to share information about Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. This year, diabetes awareness is more important than ever, because diabetes rates are rising among children and adolescents. Dr. Adriana Carrillo-Iregui, pediatric endocrinologist, shares the reason for the increase in pediatric diabetes and how parents can help to prevent it.

Taking Control: Managing the Highs and Lows of Diabetes

The diabetes team is proud to provide this educational resource for their patients. The book offers an overview of the disease and detailed guides on how to monitor glucose (blood sugar levels), proper administration of insulin, and how to manage high or low blood sugar episodes in diabetic children.
Download the PDF book (7 MB)

Important Vaccines for Children with Diabetes

Children with diabetes are more likely to experience complications from the flu that can lead to hospitalization. They also need extra protection against pneumonia and meningitis.

Dental Health in Children with Diabetes

Children with diabetes can be more prone to soft tissue abnormalities. Read more about managing the dental health of children with diabetes.

Web Resources for Children with Diabetes