Caring for a child

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with diabetes

Like adults, children can have either type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

The best way to manage diabetes in children is to help your child follow a treatment plan that includes:

When to see a doctor

Children with diabetes need to have regular doctor visits. Ask your child’s doctor for a specific schedule for your child — these visits may include:

Reviewed by: Joshua May, MD, February 2019

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