Phoenix Children’s Hospital Celebrates World Diabetes Day
Phoenix, Arizona (November 6, 2013) – The prevalence of diabetes, both type 1 and type 2, one of the most common chronic diseases in children and adolescents, is increasing world-wide. In fact, nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. In 2012, Phoenix Children’s Hospital diagnosed 176 children with diabetes, and to-date, in 2013, 107 children have been diagnosed. Join the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Diabetes Program on Thursday, November 14, in celebrating World Diabetes Day.
The Phoenix Children’s Hospital Diabetes Program, part of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, provides comprehensive care for those with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, as well as diabetes in children with cystic fibrosis and those who have had a transplant. Expert endocrinologists treat children using a multidisciplinary approach that includes a child-friendly team of registered nurses, registered dietitians, certified diabetes educators, social workers and child life specialists.
The program holds the prestigious American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate for a quality Diabetes Self-Management Education Program. This certificate assures that programs meet the national standards for diabetes self-management education programs. Programs that achieve this recognition have a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide participants with all-inclusive information about diabetes management.
Meet Craig and Madilyn Price, siblings who live with type 1 diabetes everyday –
Craig and Madilyn are siblings who both have type 1 diabetes. Craig, 13, was diagnosed in January 2012. Less than four months later, in May 2012, Madilyn, 5, was diagnosed. Neither Craig nor Madilyn have let diabetes take away the things they love. Craig is an active kid who loves baseball, basketball, swimming and skateboarding. He is a Boy Scout, is active in church and does well in school. Madilyn loves anything girly, but will also dig in the dirt and get wild and crazy with her brothers. These two siblings fight this disease every day and hope one day, there will be a cure.
Meet Delaney Quiroz, a 12-year-old fighting type 2 diabetes –
Delaney was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2012, at the age of 11. After her diagnoses, her mom, Claudia, had her take charge to make serious lifestyle changes. Rather than lounge around after school playing on an iPad or watching TV, Delaney now spends her afternoons staying active. Whether she’s playing basketball, riding her bike, or walking her two dogs, she is now more health conscious and working to combat her diabetes.
About Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, is Arizona’s only licensed children’s hospital, providing world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, Phoenix Children’s provides care across more than 70 pediatric specialties. The Hospital is poised for continued growth in quality patient care, research and medical education. For more information about the Hospital, visit www.phoenixchildrens.org.
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