Diabetes Assistance

Diabetes and nutrition education are essential parts of diabetes management, especially at the time of diagnosis and insulin pump preparation. We work closely with local providers at BayCare Health Systems to help families adjust to a new diagnosis and provide some assistance with daily diabetic needs. Diabetes education and Nutrition referral can be scheduled at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital : …

Types of Diabetes

What does having diabetes mean? The body needs glucose for energy and growth in children. Glucose comes from the food we eat. ┬áDiabetes mellitus is when the body cannot use the glucose properly, resulting in persistent high blood sugar. There are two major types of diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus High blood sugar is the direct result of insulin deficiency.┬áThis …