- When kids get type 1 diabetes, it’s because their bodies can’t make insulin anymore. The insulin-making cells in the pancreas (say: PAN-kree-us) get destroyed, and it doesn’t have anything to do with eating sugar.
- Kids with diabetes can eat some sweets — as part of a balanced, healthy diet. Like everyone else,a person with diabetes shouldn’t eat too many sweets because they are high in calories and they don’t have many vitamins and minerals.
- Exercise is important for all kids — with or without diabetes. Exercise has many benefits. Itcan help you get to a healthy weight, it’s good for your heart and lungs, it can improve your mood,and it’s great for your diabetes. Your diabetes health care team can help you and your parents comeup with an exercise plan that’s good for you.
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