Resources for Children and Teens

When children or teens have diabetes, it is most often type 1 diabetes. However, type 2 diabetes is becoming more common in young people. Learn more about the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and find out how to lower the risk of your child or teen getting type 2 diabetes.

  • Youth and Teensexternal icon

    NDEP offers information about diabetes in children and teens as well as tools and resources to help them manage their diabetes.

  • Managing Diabetes at School Playbook

    Resources to help parents make a game plan for their child’s diabetes care at school.

  • Diabetes Resources for Schoolsexternal icon

    Students with diabetes are more likely to succeed in school when the student’s school health team and the student’s personal diabetes health care team work together.

  • Transitions: From Pediatric to Adult Health Careexternal icon

    Transitioning from teenage years to adulthood can be stressful for teens with diabetes and their families. Visit this website to find materials to help teens with diabetes make a smooth transition to adult health care.

  • Eagle Books

    The Eagle Books for children and youth were developed by CDC’s Native Diabetes Wellness Program in collaboration with the Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee and the Indian Health Service. They use stories to teach about the joy of physical activity, eating healthy foods, and traditional ways of being healthy.

Page last reviewed: August 25, 2016