Diabetes Awareness Month

Each year, an average of 380 children are diagnosed with new onset diabetes (type 1 and type 2) and treated and educated at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Join us throughout November as we celebrate Diabetes Awareness Month. Learn the differences between type 1 and type 2 Diabetes and meet some of our inspiring patients who manage diabetes on a daily basis.  

Did You Know?

  • Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes (8.3 percent of the population)*
  • About 215,000 people younger than 20 years had diabetes (type 1 or • type 2) in the United States in 2010.*
  • Each year, more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults - approximately 80 people per day - are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the U.S.**

http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/factsheet11.htm
**http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/statistics/index.aspx  

Patient Success Stories

Children’s strives to give children with diabetes the skills necessary to balance the daily demands of their lives from testing blood sugar and injecting insulin to going to school and participating in extracurricular activities. See inspirational stories about children with diabetes who are living their lives to the fullest.

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