Transition Guide for Diabetic Adolescents: From Pediatric to Adult Diabetes Care Providers

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes occurs when there is too much blood sugar found inside the body. The definition may be simple, but the illness itself is very serious as it has a higher death rate than AIDS and breast cancer combined according to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation. Living with diabetes requires a lot of hard work and discipline, but the outcomes will have a profoundly positive effect on one’s overall health and the current state of living, which surely outweighs the means.