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Discovering that your child has diabetes can be upsetting and stressful for the whole family. On these pages, we’ll give you the basic information and skills you’ll need to care for your child, including an understanding of the major forms of the disease—especially type 1 diabetes.
How Children’s Hospital Boston approaches type 1 diabetes
Children’s Diabetes Program provides children and families with a multidisciplinary diabetes team of pediatric endocrinologists, diabetes nurse-educators, staff nurses, registered nutritionists and medical social workers. Our goals are:
Children’s has been ranked second in the nation in Diabetes by U.S. News & World Report for 2009-10 We provide comprehensive services for infants, children, adolescents and young adults with all types of diabetes. This includes type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, cystic fibrosis-related diabetes, steroid-induced diabetes, post-pancreatectomy diabetes and other rare forms of diabetes.
Our services include:
Our team understands the physical and emotional challenges diabetes presents for both child and family—and we’re here to help you every step of the way.
Diabetes type 1: Reviewed by Maryanne Quinn, MD, MPH
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