When your child has diabetes, it’s important to work with a team that specializes in pediatric diabetes care. Your child’s specialists know how diabetes can affect kids’ bodies. They also know how to put kids and families at ease—and how to encourage preventive care and self-management to prevent complications.
Every day, more than 6,000 children and young adults in Georgia with diabetes go to school, play sports, have friends and do pretty much everything they did before they found out they had diabetes. Children's sees about 400 newly diagnosed patients with diabetes every year, caring for nearly 4,000 families. Plus, our Diabetes Education Department has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education since 2004.
We can help your child balance the daily demands of blood testing and preventive care with the challenges of growing up—and you will have the information and support you need to help your child get on track for the healthiest future possible.
Working for all kids
We are also working with other organizations, such as Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to create a world where kids with diabetes spend less time worrying about treatment and more time being a kid. We worked with the ADA and Georgia legislators to get Safe at School legislation passed in Georgia, requiring every school in the state to train at least two employees in diabetes care. And we worked with the Georgia Association of School Nurses to train more than 200 school nurses across the state, so they can return to their school districts and train school staff on proper diabetes care.