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  • Medicines for Diabetes for Parents


    Whether your child is taking insulin or pills (or both) to control diabetes, it's important to learn how diabetes medicines work.

  • Definition: Insulin Resistance for Parents


    Insulin resistance occurs when the body doesn't respond as well to the insulin that the pancreas is making and glucose is less able to enter the cells.

  • Definition: Insulin Resistance for Teens


    Insulin resistance occurs when the body doesn't respond as well to the insulin that the pancreas is making and glucose is less able to enter the cells.

  • Definition: Insulin Pump for Parents


    An insulin pump is an insulin-delivering device that's used by some people with diabetes.

  • Definition: Insulin Pump for Teens


    An insulin pump is an insulin-delivering device that's used by some people with diabetes.

  • Word! Insulin Resistance for Kids


    Even though the pancreas is still making insulin, the body doesn't let insulin do its job as well and it's harder for glucose to get into the cells. This is called insulin resistance.

  • Medicines for Diabetes for Teens


    Taking medicines is a major part of staying healthy if you have diabetes because they help you keep your blood sugar levels under control.

  • Word! Insulin Pump for Kids


    A person needs the hormone insulin so the body can function properly. If a person's body doesn't make enough insulin, one way to get it is through an insulin pump.

  • Definition: Insulin Injections for Parents


    Although researchers are testing other ways to give insulin, it's only available now in a form that must be injected just under the skin.

  • Word! Insulin Injections for Kids


    Insulin is an important hormone that keeps your body working. If a person doesn't make enough of this substance, he or she may need to get insulin injections.