Managing Type 1 Diabetes
Helping children enjoy life to the fullest through expert care
Thanks to advancements in medicine and education, children with type 1 diabetes have an even greater opportunity to lead active and healthy lives. Our expert team is with you every step of the way to help your child and your family thrive.
Our bodies use a hormone called insulin to convert sugars into nutrients that produce energy. Diabetes occurs when a person’s body produces very little or no insulin. With nowhere for the sugar to go, it builds up in the bloodstream. Type 1 diabetes is chronic, meaning that it does not go away, and if left untreated, it can lead to serious complications such as heart disease, kidney disease and circulation issues. There are no known causes for type 1 diabetes, although certain genes can put some people at greater risk. The great news is that, with appropriate treatment and a few lifestyle changes, your child can enjoy life to the fullest.
A series of blood and urine tests is used to determine if a child has type 1 diabetes. Your child’s doctor may order these tests if your child experiences symptoms such as:
Our team will begin treatment immediately to get your child’s blood sugar under control. A combination of daily insulin and lifestyle changes creates a powerful wall of protection for your child. You and your child will be an important part of the treatment team as we build a personalized plan to help your child stay healthy and happy.
You can trust the experts at Randall for the latest treatment options and educational guidance. In addition to doctors and nurses who specialize in juvenile diabetes, our team includes dietitians and educators directing a program that has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for its excellent service.
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