Diabetes has become one of the most common and serious conditions in children. The common type of diabetes in children and teens is Type 1. It is called juvenile diabetes. With Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas does not make insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose or sugar to get into your cells to give them energy. Without insulin, too much sugar stays in the blood.
Now younger people are also getting type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes used to be called adult-onset diabetes. But now it is becoming more common in children and teens, due to more obesity. With Type 2 diabetes, the body does not make or use insulin well.
Dr. Vineet has expertise in all areas of Pediatric Diabetes or juvenile diabetes. He places special emphasis on understanding how the patient and the family are affected by Diabetes.