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This knowledge path about diabetes in children and adolescents has been compiled by the MCH Library at Georgetown University. It offers a selection of current, high-quality resources for professionals (health professionals, program administrators, and researchers) about diabetes prevalence, diagnosis, management, type 2 diabetes prevention, and pediatric diabetes research. Separate sections present resources about medications and monitoring and nutrition. Separate briefs point to resources for families and schools. This knowledge path will be updated regularly.


See Overview of Diabetes in Children and Adolescents, rev. ed. (2011). This fact sheet from the National Diabetes Education Program describes types of diabetes; prevalence, diagnosis, treatment, and management of diabetes in children and adolescents; monitoring complications; visiting the health care team; helping children and adolescents manage diabetes; and type 2 diabetes prevention strategies.

Resources for Professionals


Additional Electronic Publications


See the following set of MCH Library resource briefs to identify additional data and statistics, literature and research, and programs about diabetes in children and adolescents.

Electronic Newsletters

Resources for Families

Resources for Schools

Resources on Specific Aspects of Diabetes Care

Medications and Monitoring


Related MCH Library Resources

Diabetes in Children and Adolescents: Knowledge Path, 3rd ed. (December 2009). (Updated: August 2014).

Author: Susan Brune Lorenzo, M.L.S., MCH Library.
Reviewers: Amanda Carlton, R.N., Family for Keeps™ Transition Care Program, Dream House for Medically Fragile Children, Inc.; Malcolm Hill, M.D., Pediatrician; Jon Jantz, M.D., Pediatrician; Tina Lavy, M.S., I.B.C.L.C., Sutter County Women, Infants and Children Program; Olivia K. Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., MCH Library; Virginia Smith, R.D., M.A., C.D.E., Leadership Education in Adolescent Health program, Indiana University School of Medicine, Riley Hospital for Children.
Editor: Ruth Barzel, M.A., MCH Library.