Here are two case studies to further understand how depression and diabetes can be intertwined and can affect teens.
Type 1 diabetes in children
Whether they have diabetes or not, exercise is important for kids. However, there are some things to think about if you have a child with type 1 diabetes.
When adults are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, it is their right to decide who to tell. It is usually recommended to tell people with whom you spend a lot of time, such as workplace colleagues.
Yes, we know the very thought of your child going off to a party at someone elses home may at first fill you with horror: away from your control, over-excited, distracted by all the fun, and surrounded by an abundance of enticing high sugar and high carb treats.
In the past few months, I have been working with a woman who was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
When a child is diagnosed with diabetes, its normal for parents to feel overwhelmed and perhaps a little scared.