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Diabetes in Kids and Teens

 

About 1 in every 400 children and adolescents has diabetes and 215,000 people under the age of 20 have diabetes. When children and teens suffer from diabetes, it is often difficult because they have to learn how to manage and control the disease at such a young age. Please refer to the resources below to learn more about how to deal with diabetes as a child or teen.

 

  • Children With Diabetes 

    The International Diabetes Federation has a great site with diabetes education resources for children and adolescents. Resources are provided in multiple languages. Please follow the link to learn more:   click here

 

  • Childhood Diabetes Resources 

    The New York State of Department of Health provides this resource guide for families and schools. It provides general information on diabetes in children, information on Type I and Type II Diabetes, and more. Download PDF: English 

 

  • Youth and Diabetes

    This 32-page booklet is provided by the American Diabetes Association and it provides information for youth and their families living with type II diabetes. 
    Download PDF: English 

 

  • Free Everyday Wisdom Kit (Type I Diabetes) 

    The Everyday Wisdom ™ Kit is a tool designed by the American Diabetes Association to help families of children live with diabetes everyday. Please follow the link to learn more:   click here
  • Teens and Diabetes

    This website provides many downloadable resources dealing with teens and kids who have diabetes. Spanish resources also available.
    Download PDF: English | Spanish
  • Tips for Kids: Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

    This resource provides information to teens on how to lower their risk for diabetes.
    Download PDF: English | Spanish
  • Tips for Teens with Diabetes

    This website provides many resources for kids and teens that have diabetes.
    Download PDF: English | Spanish