From Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
Why are questions pertaining to adult onset type 2 diabetes, excluding the relatively rare MODY subtype, and/or "pre-diabetes" allowed to be posted and answered on this forum? This site is specifically for "Children With Diabetes" and thus, the focus should be rightfully on TYPE 1 diabetes, which generally occurs in childhood. Autoimmune diabetes and insulin resistance (type 2) are vastly different in both treatment and mechanism.There are not nearly as many resources for type 1 as for type 2, which is much more common and in the majority of cases is largely preventable through lifestyle modification, unlike type 1. Please allow us type 1s/juvenile diabetics to find out information without using our specific resources!
The primary focus of Children with Diabetes is and will remain type 1 diabetes. This focus applies to the "Ask the Diabetes Team" section, as it does to all parts of the web site.
While the vast majority of questions we receive are about type 1 diabetes, we get some about type 2 diabetes, some about gestational diabetes, some about rarer forms (e.g., MODY), some about diabetes insipidus, and even some about diabetes in pets. Our Diabetes Team volunteers generously share their experience and wisdom with everyone, no matter what type of diabetes they have.
Original posting 19 Dec 2004
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Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:00
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