Teenagers typically want to spend more time on their own and have to juggle school, extracurricular activities, and friends. Diabetes management may not be the number one priority and changing hormones can mean more problems with blood glucose control.
That is why it is so important to get as much support as possible with diabetes management.
Check It Out
One way our team provides additional support is through our discussion board for teens. Other teens with diabetes may be going through similar things and this is a safe place where teens can ask questions and find out how others are dealing with diabetes. Plus, as a teen with diabetes, you may have a suggestion for someone else’s problem.
Parents of teens have challenges too. For them we have a discussion board for parents as well as a support group of Joslin teens.
On May 17, fun was had by all
when patients and their families
joined pediatric staff for a field
trip to Fenway Park. Watch our