Diabetes Center

At the Diabetes Center, our goal is to help you and your child learn to manage type 1 or type 2 diabetes with confidence. Our team of experts will partner with your family to provide advanced treatment options and encourage independence.

Coping with a Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis

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Tools to Manage Diabetes

Use these tools daily to help your child manage blood sugar testing, highs and lows, insulin, nutrition, and more.

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Life With Diabetes

Get help navigating life with diabetes and the common challenges associated with the condition using these resources.

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Help for Families Newly Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes

Finding out your child has type 1 diabetes can be scary. Most people will have many questions and concerns. It's only natural. We're here to help guide you, to care for your child and help you and your entire family move forward with confidence.

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Our Team

Effective diabetes management requires a team of medical professionals who each bring unique expertise to your child’s care. Our diabetes team partners with patients and families to encourage independence, self-reliance and collaboration.

It was great that we had the experts at chop who took things one step at a time. they put you on a solid path and coach you as a family.

For the first year of care, you will be followed at the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care located on the Raymond G. Perelman Campus as part of the T1Y1 Program. Meet the team:

Following the first year of care, you may transition to a care team at one of our satellite locations:

Tools to Manage Diabetes

These resources will help your child and family manage blood sugar testing, highs and lows, insulin, nutrition, and more.

Life With Diabetes

Review our information about support and coping, school, teen topics, and general well-being.

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