Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes: What’s the Difference?
If your child or someone you know has been recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, you may be wondering how the disease differs from type 2 diabetes — the form people tend to know more about. Clear up the confusion with an overview of key differences — and similarities — between these two types of diabetes.
What They Don’t Tell You at the Hospital
With so much to take in after a type 1 diabetes diagnosis, there’s often not enough time for all of your questions to be answered at the hospital—especially those more practical, day-to-day life ones. Here are answers to some of the most looming questions parents are left with during those first few days at home.
People in the Know: The Diabetes Care Team
Q: My recently diagnosed 7-year old has only seen one pediatrician her entire life. But suddenly we have an entire “diabetes team” to take care of her type 1 diabetes. It’s confusing. Just what is the role of each of these medical professionals? Who do I call when I have a question?
Newly Diagnosed: How to Answer Questions From Family
There are many challenges that parents of children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes have to deal with–one unexpected challenge can be addressing all the well-intended but often misinformed questions of family members. Tongue-tied? Here are five commonly asked questions and ideas for answering each one.