Section on Endocrinology
Public Education

 

Public Education

"What is a Pediatric Endocrinologist" (.pdf file - 1 page)

AAP/PES Patient Education Fact Sheets are now available!  The American Academy of Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrine Society have collaborated to develop a series of patient education fact sheets on the following
endocrine conditions:

    • Adrenal Insufficiency: A Guide for Families
    • Congenital Hypothyroidism: A Guide for Families
    • Delayed Puberty in Boys: A Guide for Families
    • Delayed Puberty in Girls: A Guide for Families
    • Growth Hormone Deficiency: A Guide for Families
    • Hyperthyroidism : A Guide for Families
    • Acquired Hypothyroidism in Children: A Guide for Families
    • Klinefelter Syndrome: A Guide for Families
    • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Guide for Families
    • Premature Adrenarche: A Guide for Families
    • Growth in Infants Born Small for Gestational Age (SGA): A Guide for Families
    • Type 1 Diabetes: A Guide for Families
    • Type 2 Diabetes: A Guide for Families 
    • Thyroid Hormone Administration: A Guide for Families
    • Useful Tips for Parents about Growth Hormone Injections: A Guide for Families
    • Vitamin D Deficiency and Rickets: A Guide for Families
    • Precocious Puberty: A Guide for Families
    • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: A Guide for Families
    • Short Stature: A Guide for Families

     

    External Resources

    National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) Publications & Some Examples of Available Material:
    To download or order these materials online, please visit www.YourDiabetesInfo.org. The first 25 copies are free and all are available online for free download. All materials are copyright-free.

      • Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed

      • Tip Sheets for Kids with Type 2 Diabetes
        Updated 2005
        These colorful tip sheets provide basic information about type 2 diabetes and encourage young people to take steps to manage the disease for a long and healthy life. Written in simple language, the tip sheets are helpful for anyone who has type 2 diabetes and their loved ones. Also available in Spanish. Topics include:
        • What is Diabetes
        • Be Active
        • Stay At a Healthy Weight
        • Eat Healthy Foods

      • Tips for Teens with Type 2 Diabetes: Dealing with the Ups and Downs of Diabetes
        This colorful, easy-to-read tip sheet encourages teens with type 2 diabetes to feel ok about themselves and their diabetes. It provides tips to help them deal with the ups and downs of diabetes - to reach out and get support from others, to involve their family and the health care team, and to take action to manage the disease for a long and healthy life.

      • Tips for Kids: Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
        This colorful, easy-to-read tip sheet encourages young people to take steps to lower their risk for type 2 diabetes. It provides tips to reach a healthy weight and and lead an active lifestyle and includes activity and healthy food guides. Available online only.

      • Overview of Diabetes in Children and Adolescents
        This informative online overview provides primary health care providers and the media with an update on the subject of diabetes in children and adolescents. It addresses the different types of diabetes, current epidemiological data on the scope of the problem, testing criteria to help identify type 2 diabetes in children early, and the latest science-based clinical practice recommendations for blood glucose goals, treating hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, and for monitoring complications and reducing the risk or heart attack and stroke. Included are topics on family support, transition to independence, diabetes at school, and information about camps and support groups. A summary of current research, a list of resources, and online links to other materials are provided.

      • Resource Directory: Diabetes in Children and Adolescents
        This web-based directory provides links to governmental, educational, and voluntary organizations and resources related to diabetes and children and adolescent health

      • Bibliography
        As science moves forward, more is learned about diabetes in children and adolescents. This online resource provides an overview of recent articles in the field that are published as consensus statements, commentaries or editorials, epidemiology or review articles, or articles related to diabetes prevention or treatment.

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