Maintaining Control of Your Child's Diabetes

Diabetes is a prominent health condition in the Rio Grande Valley — and it’s not just limited to adults. About 283,000 children and adolescents under the age of 20 in the United States are estimated to be diagnosed with diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The most common form of diabetes among children is type 1 which has peak periods at ages 5 to 6 and then again at ages 11 to 13. Identifying the symptoms early is important to avoid further complications, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, and while there is no cure, children with diabetes can lead normal lives if their diabetes is kept under control.

As part of its ongoing commitment to helping parents prepare to handle any illness that might affect their kids, South Texas Health System Children’s will devote its next “Let’s Talk Children’s Health” webinar to helping parents recognize those early signs of diabetes and learn how to manage the disease.

Live on the STHS Facebook Page on Nov. 15

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