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How can I help my child cope with type 1 diabetes?

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Dr. Maia Hightower
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Every child faced with the diagnosis of diabetes responds differently.
Younger children often cope well, adjusting to a new routine with repitition. Older children, especially teens, sometimes rebel. Be supportive and encouraging. Work with your child's endocrinologist on how you can be supportive. They often have wonderful age-appropriate resources to support your child, your family, and you!

In brief: Depends

Every child faced with the diagnosis of diabetes responds differently.
Younger children often cope well, adjusting to a new routine with repitition. Older children, especially teens, sometimes rebel. Be supportive and encouraging. Work with your child's endocrinologist on how you can be supportive. They often have wonderful age-appropriate resources to support your child, your family, and you!
Dr. Maia Hightower
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on age

The juvenile diabetes research association is a great place to start.
Many times a psychologist (is involved on the team approach to diabetic care in many pediatric endocrinology practices) can help tremendously as can other kids with jdm. See http://www.Jdrf.Org/.

In brief: Depends on age

The juvenile diabetes research association is a great place to start.
Many times a psychologist (is involved on the team approach to diabetic care in many pediatric endocrinology practices) can help tremendously as can other kids with jdm. See http://www.Jdrf.Org/.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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