Ep. 81 Diabetes in Kids

I hope you all had a safe and joyful Thanksgiving!

According to the CDC, both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes have increased in U.S. youth raising a public health concern. Therefore, observing Childhood Diabetes Awareness every November is very important. My guest, Pediatric Endocrinologist, Dr. Ashley Shoemaker says although we may not be able to prevent Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 can be prevented or delayed through proper diet and exercise. Ergo the rich, holiday foods and COVID15 most of us have gained (kids included).

The good news is my expert guest tells us what we need to know about diabetes in kids.           This episode covers:

  • What is an endocrinologist
  • Are kids with diabetes at higher risk with COVID-19 infection
  • What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • How to recognize symptoms of diabetes
  • How to diagnose diabetes
  • Ways to prevent diabetes
  • How to take care of your diabetes-management and coping skills

Thanks, Dr. Ashley Shoemaker!

*This episode was recorded in May 2020. Any information mentioned about COVID-19 and diabetes may have changed due to our ever-changing knowledge about the pandemic. Please follow current recommendations.

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American Diabetes Association

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Ian M. Burr Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt