Studies show that the incidence of youth with type 1 diabetes will triple by 2050 and those with type 2 diabetes will quadruple. Increasingly, diabetes care and education specialists will play a vital role in the education process for children and families with all types of diabetes and secondary diabetes related to cystic fibrosis, steroid utilization and pancreatectomy. It is critical that the educator understand the unique requirements of working with youth and can tailor treatment approach based on the developmental stages of the child, the family dynamics, and healthy literacy.
We've also created a resource page just for families and young adults with diabetes! Visit DiabetesEducator.org/ChildrenWithDiabetes and share this page with your clients.