Diabetes Center News and Updates

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Fellow’s Corner: Primary Care Pediatricians Critical in Screening for Type 2 Diabetes

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As a pediatric endocrinologist, my unfortunate answer to parents perplexed by their child’s diagnosis is: “No.” Related to rising rates of obesity, the incidence of youth-onset type 2 diabetes (T2D) has been increasing by 5% annually in the United States, with the greatest increase among racial and ethnic minorities.

The Buzz about New A1c Targets

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ISPAD has recommended that children with diabetes aim for a target A1C of less than 7%, instead of the higher target of 7.5%.  

More Rights for Students with Diabetes

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A new Pennsylvania state law allows students with diabetes to participate in their diabetes care and attend school-sponsored activities without requiring a school nurse to be present.

Diabetes Summer Camps

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Diabetes camp is a great opportunity for kids with diabetes to make life-long friends, enjoy a week of adventurous fun, and learn life skills in diabetes care.

Helping Families Manage Diabetes in All Settings

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In addition to the excellent clinical care, the Diabetes Center for Children helps families, schools, and other caregivers in the community be prepared to assist with a child’s treatment.