This guide is the work of the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), a federally sponsored partnership of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition many partner organisations were involved in its production.
More than 17 million Americans have diabetes. In your work with children and youth in the school setting, it is likely that you already have, or will have, a student with diabetes in your care. Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in school-aged children, affecting about 151,000 young people in the United States, or about 1 in every 400 to 500 young people under 20 years of age. Each year, more than 13,000 youths are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. In addition, health care providers are finding more and more children and teens with type 2 diabetes, even though the disease is usually diagnosed in adults over age 40.”………
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