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What to know about type 1 diabetes

Dr. Gigi Chawla discusses how type 1 diabetes affects kids.

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T1D profile: Peter leads in classroom, sports

Peter Engstrom is an honor roll student and football captain at Spring Lake Park High School.

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For Minnesota boy, hockey is more than a game

For 15-year-old Josh Karels, who was diagnosed with multisystem autoimmune disease, an illness that causes the body's inflammatory system to destroy healthy organs, the bonds built through hockey are the foundation of his life.

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Join Children’s Minnesota at preschool fair

We’ll be at the Woodbury Preschool Fair and Expo at Liberty Ridge Elementary School.

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Get to know Children’s – Minnetonka patient care manager, nurse

Erin Curtis, RN, BSN, is the patient care manager for the surgery center in Minnetonka, where teams perform more than 3,200 outpatient surgeries each year.

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We know you may want to dig for more information about diabetes and endocrinology, so we gathered these easy-to-digest materials and resources from pediatric organizations in Minnesota and beyond.

What to expect

Choosing Children’s Minnesota to care for your child’s diabetes or endocrine disorder is a big step. Of course, there will be many more steps to come as your child progresses from diagnosis to initial treatment to long-term care of the disease. Our expert team will be there to guide you.

Meet the team