Diabetes is a chronic disease that involves the regulation of blood sugar and occurs in two different forms, type 1 and type 2.
Type 1 diabetes usually develops in children or young adults, but can start at any age.
Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder resulting from the body's inability to produce enough, or to properly use, insulin.
During adolescence, blood sugar levels become harder to control, resulting in levels that swing from too low to too high.
Detailed information on high blood pressure, also called hypertension, including symptoms, diagnostic, and treatment information
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, isn't limited to those 18 and older.
By teaching your kids to follow a healthy lifestyle, you can help reduce their risk for heart disease later in life. Although children and teens usually don't show the symptoms of heart disease, the silent buildup of plaque (fatty deposits) can start in childhood and can have a serious impact on their adult life.