Is Your Child at Risk for Diabetes?

Service: Topics: Organization:
Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach
Featured speaker:

Mario I. Brakin, MD

Medical Director, Pediatric Endocrine at Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach
  • Endocrinology - Pediatric

Dr. Brakin is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology. He began his medical training in Argentina over forty years ago. During that time he was awarded many honors including the Golden Medal and Suma Cum Laude Diploma for academic excellence.

In 1979 Dr. Brakin set up practice in California after completing his residency in Pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center and fellowship training in Pediatric Endocrinology and at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, both are affiliated with Downstate University Medical School in Brooklyn, New York.

Podcast Summary

Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in children and adolescents. 215,000 Americans younger than age 20 have diabetes.

Most cases of diabetes among children and adolescents are Type 1.

Each year more than 13,000 young people are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

Listen as Mario Brakin, M.D., Board-certified pediatric endocrinologist, and medical director, for the Endocrine & Diabetes Center at Miller Children's and
Trudy Bly, RN, CCS paneled, certified diabetes educator, at Miller Children's help parents to understand Diabetes and how to help prevent Diabetes in your children.