If your child receives a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, our care teams will work closely with you and your pediatrician to create a strategy that focuses on every aspect of your child’s health. We make it easy for you to get answers to your questions and move forward with an individualized care plan that works for your family. (If your child has type 1 diabetes, we can suggest excellent specialists in this area.)
- Diabetes Education — We offer a variety of classes for you and your child, covering topics including basic nutrition and exercise guidelines; self-blood glucose monitoring, insulin, diabetic emergencies and sick-day management.
- Medical Nutrition Therapy — Nutrition and diet play an important role in helping your child manage diabetes. Your pediatrician can refer your child to a registered dietitian for medical nutrition therapy (MNT) that involves managing nutrition using prescription-based approaches and developing a personalized treatment plan.