Claire Luciano 1B

What is Diabetes?

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the blood, or high blood glucose.

What causes diabetes/how do children acquire diabetes?

When the body can no longer make insulin because the body's own immune system has attacked & destroyed the cells where insulin is made.

Diabetes occurred in children when inherited genetic characteristics are triggered by environmental factors such as diet or exercise.

Treatment options

Aerobic and strength training, regular physical activity, & losing weight.