Tips for Teens With Diabetes: Stay at a Healthy Weight


Tips for Teens With Diabetes: Stay at a Healthy Weight


This fact sheet provides information to help teens with diabetes maintain a healthy weight.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Why is staying at a healthy weight good for kids?
  • How can you get to a healthy weight?
    • Be active almost every day
    • Cut some calories
    • Eat smaller portions
    • Drink lots of water
    • Ask your doctor to help you find a dietitian
  • What are some healthy eating tips you can try?
  • What about breakfast?
  • What about school lunches?
  • What about after school snacks?
  • What about fast-food restaurants?
  • To learn more


National Diabetes Education Program

Funding Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Institutes of Health


Release Date: 2003
Original Summary: June 2005
Last Updated: 04/18/12

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