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Type 1 Diabetes & Your Child: Growing Out of the Pediatrician

From the show: Healthy Children
Dr. Debra Lotstein, MD
Guest Bio
Guest Bio: Dr. Debra Lotstein, MD
DLotstein 20089 03 1212 photo resizedDr Debra Lotstein is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. Director of the UCLA Med-Peds Transition Care Program. Associate Medical Director of the UCLA Pediatric Pain and Comfort Care Program. She has Authored a number of publications on Transition to adult care for children with chronic medical conditions, and also cares for transition-age youth with complex conditions at UCLA. She is Board certified in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine.

Adolescents diagnosed with type 1 diabetes need to transition from pediatric to adult diabetes care as they move into early adulthood.

The more you understand about diabetes and deal with it matter-of-factly, the better the chance that your child will do well.

The tools and resources currently available make it possible for you and your child, along with your health care team, to mange the disease.

With better blood glucose control, you'll reduce your child's risk for eye, kidney, nerve, and cardiovascular complications, and allow your child to grow up and lead productive, fulfilling lives.

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