Management of type 1 diabetes calls for directly injecting insulin under the skin anywhere between 1 and 4 times a day. Daily exercise and diet are important in order to maintain blood sugar levels and a normal weight when controlling both types of diabetes. However, since type 2 is strongly tied to overweight and inactivity, a change in lifestyle -- weight, diet, exercise -- is the most effective way to manage it. A child with this condition should be taught how to recognize low blood sugar, and what to do about it. If insulin injections are necessary, they should be taught how to administer it to themselves.
From Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children by Jennifer Trachtenberg.
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