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ENDOCRINOLOGY

Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious disease, which, if not controlled, can be life threatening. It is often associated with long-term complications that can affect every system and part of the body. Diabetes can, among other things, contribute to eye disorders and blindness, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, amputation, and nerve damage.

When a child is diagnosed with diabetes, it means life changes for both the child and the family. However, with proper medical care, clinical therapies, diet, hygiene, and exercise, diabetes does not have to prevent your child from living a full and normal life.

Listed in the directory below, you will find some additional information regarding the different types of diabetes, for which we have provided a brief overview.

If you cannot find the information in which you are interested, please visit the Diabetes & Other Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders Online Resources page in this Web site for an Internet/World Wide Web address that may contain additional information on that topic.

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It is important to remember the health information found on this website is for reference only not intended to replace the advice and guidance of your healthcare provider. Always seek the advice of your physician with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.
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