Endocrinology, Norton Childrens News

Type 2 diabetes symptoms in children can go unnoticed

One of the frustrating things about parenting is knowing which signs and symptoms to worry about and which are part of normal childhood. Diabetes during childhood, including Type 2 diabetes, can have that same challenge. An estimated 30 million people in the United States have some form of diabetes, and 1 in 4 are undiagnosed….

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Endocrinology, Festival of Trees and Lights, Patient Stories

A mom’s search for connection leads to Type 1 Diabetes Club

We are Kennon, Shawna, Olivia and Oliver Thomas. Oliver is our 8-year-old. He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2015 at age 6. We had lived in Southern Indiana for just over three months when Oliver was diagnosed, so we did not know anybody and feared what life was to become. We attended the…

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Bourbon and Bowties, Endocrinology, Norton Childrens Hospital, Patient Stories

What it’s like to be a kid with Type 1 diabetes

The eighth annual Bourbon & Bowties event on June 8, 2017, honored 13-year-old Mason Christensen. Doctors diagnosed Mason with Type 1 diabetes in 2013 when he was 9 years old. That’s the same age his dad, Tony, received his Type 1 diabetes diagnosis. While Mason appears healthy, his body is always fighting to maintain blood…

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Childrens Hospital Foundation, Endocrinology, Norton Childrens Hospital, Research

Diabetes doesn’t have to slow kids down

Kids need to play and move. It’s part of a healthy childhood. They’re meant to run around until they’re red in the face and exhausted. But when a child has Type 1 diabetes, vigorous activity, such as sports, can cause major health consequences due to changes in blood sugar levels. A $1 million pledge to…

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