Managing diabetes in your family

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managing diabetes in children

Diabetes affects up to five percent of all South Africans. Parents are terrified of this potentially life-threatening condition. Fortunately, however, there is plenty of information to equip you to manage the condition in your family so that you can all lead healthy lives.

Whether you have active diabetes in your family, or a history of it, why not take some time to find out more about diabetes. If you are pregnant and diabetic, or if you suspect your child may have the condition, it is important that you consult your doctor.

What is diabetes?

Diabetes: Children and teenagers

Gestational diabetes

Common ailments: Diabetes

The healthy diabetic: Managing care and nutrition

The signs of diabetes

Managing diabetes

My healthy diabetic child

What to look out for:


Fat kids run diabetes risk

Could gluten intolerance be linked to diabetes?

Mom's diabetes linked to kids language deficits

The silent diabetic


If you get stuck:


Contact: South African Diabetes Association

Do you have any diabetes tips to share with other parents?
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