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An insulin pump is often worn by people with diabetes. This video explains how it works.

Diabetes can be type 1 or type 2. Type 2 diabetes happens when there is a problem in the way the body uses glucose. For a long time, doctors only thought adults could get type 2 diabetes. But some children can get type 2. Type 2 diabetes occurs because the pancreas stops making enough insulin.

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Do you or any of your friends have diabetes? What is having diabetes like for you or them?


Have you read any other books about people with health needs? How were those needs similar to or different from diabetes?


Science has created many tools to help people with diabetes. Can you imagine any other tools that would be helpful to people with diabetes? Get creative and draw your ideas.

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