Parents & Teachers: Resources on Diabetes
Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Your body needs insulin – a hormone that converts sugar, starches, and other food into energy.
There are two types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. This page offers further information about diabetes, as well as tips for living with it.
- Tips for Teens, Lower Your Risk: This tip sheet from the National Diabetes Education Program explains how to lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Written for a teenage audience, this brochure is very easy to comprehend and has some useful advice & external resources.
- Tips for Kids with Type 2 Diabetes: Another tip sheet for children from the National Diabetes Education Program. This tip sheet includes an easy to understand explanation of diabetes, how to manage living with type 2 diabetes, external resources for more information, etc.
- National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP): More information regarding diabetes, additional tip sheets for your children, or external help resources for life after a diabetes diagnosis can be found at the official NDEP Web site.
Reviewed by: Adolescent Interest Group
Last reviewed: August 2013