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Juvenile Diabetes – Talking About Type 1 Diabetics

Being diagnosed with diabetes is never easy and for a child the fear and emotions involved can be magnified as they try and understand and cope with what this disease is all about.

You Are Not Alone!

type 1 diabeticsThese four words are very important for parents or a child to hear as they face life with type 1 diabetes. It can be daunting finding out how much life change there will be and having a support system will be key. There is a lot of information thrown out that needs to be learned at once to be able to manage diabetes properly and having the right facts and taking things one day at a time will make a big difference. There are organizations that can even help kids find a pen pal that is going through the same experiences!

Back to Basics

Around 5-10% of people with diabetes have type 1 diabetes and most people get diagnosed with it between birth and late 30s. People with this type of diabetes produce little to no insulin and therefore need to inject or pump insulin many times a day to do what their bodies can’t. Several symptoms to be on the look out for with type 1 diabetes are:

  • Blurry vision
  • Extreme thirst or hunger
  • Urinating more than usual
  • Losing weight without trying
  • Being tired all the time

Moving Forward

Diabetes brings many changes into your life but it doesn’t have to BE your life! As parents and their children learn to manage the disease and take charge of their lives in a different way, follow some simple tips to make things a little easier:

  • Learn what foods make up a balanced diabetic diet
  • Stay active! Exercise helps keep blood sugar levels under control
  • Lean on your doctors and support team for help when things get tough
  • Be aware of the complications that can arise and what to do if and when they come.


Drs. Joel Brook and David Northcutt at Dallas Podiatry Works love working with their young patients and care deeply about children’s health. If your child is also experiencing foot pain, please contact our office in Dallas (972) 566-7474 or Plano (972) 943-3323 to have their problem properly diagnosed by podiatrists who are experts in the field and can appropriately care for your children’s feet.

"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star all h
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B. 5 star
"The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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