Newly Diagnosed: Doctors Answer Type 1 Diabetes FAQs
When your child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, it can feel like you have hundreds if not thousands of questions. The good news is that doctors have heard most of them before and can easily provide answers that will ease your mind. Here, five doctors give the FAQs they hear most and share their responses.
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.