Pediatric Diabetes Care

Treatment For Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes can strike children at an early age and it is critical that families seek the treatment and lifestyle adjustments needed manage this disease. At RWJBarnabas Health, our facilities offer extensive pediatric endocrinology services and treatment for young patients struggling with diabetes and various other hormonal disorders.

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Knowing the Signs of Pediatric Diabetes

Diabetes that occurs in children is known as type 1 diabetes, which indicates that important, insulin-producing cells in the pancreas have been destroyed. There are numerous, telling signs that a child may be suffering from type 1 diabetes.

Signs of pediatric diabetes include:

  • Intense, frequent hunger
  • Increased thirst/frequent urination
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Blurry vision
  • Sweet-smelling breath
  • Nausea and vomiting

There is currently no known way to predict or prevent type 1 diabetes. However, the disease is manageable. At RWJBarnabas Health, our board-certified endocrinologists, dietitians, and specialists work closely with families dealing with pediatric diabetes to minimize the disease's effects and ensure the healthy development of the child.

Education and Awareness

No two children are alike and each one needs to be individually assessed for the best course of action to manage their diabetes.

RWJBarnabas Health will not only provide the treatment needed to manage a child's insulin levels, but give parents and families the education and awareness they need to make healthy, informed decisions about type 1 diabetes in their everyday life.

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Patient Stories

  • "I am glad I came here because I got to meet amazing staff and other girls with Type 1 Diabetes my age, which is something I really needed.”

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  • “Maybe others will think, ‘Wow, she’s really confident about that — I should be confident, too.’”

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  • “I knew the program had everything I needed to take control of my diabetes again, and I knew that this time, I was ready.”

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RWJBarnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center
200 South Orange Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-7000
Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at RWJUH
200 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center
300 2nd Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 923-7250

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