- Overview of Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes is a chronic disease that involves the regulation of blood sugar and occurs in two different forms, type 1 and type 2.
- Type 1 Diabetes in Children
Type 1 diabetes usually develops in children or young adults, but can start at any age.
- Type 2 Diabetes in Children
Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder resulting from the body's inability to produce enough, or to properly use, insulin.
- Teens and Diabetes
During adolescence, blood sugar levels become harder to control, resulting in levels that swing from too low to too high.
- High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents
Blood pressures vary depending on the age, height, weight, and gender of your child. Generally, blood pressure is low in infancy and rises slowly as children age.
- Hypertension: Children Can Have It, Too
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, isn't limited to those 18 and older.
- Prevention of Heart Disease Starts in Childhood
By teaching your kids to follow a healthy lifestyle, you can help reduce their risk for heart disease later in life.
Although children and teens usually don't show the symptoms of heart disease, the silent buildup of plaque (fatty deposits) can start in childhood and can have a serious impact on their adult life.