Explaining diabetes to children
Pedeiatrician Jamie Wood, MD Clinical Diabestes, shares advice for parents on the best way to explain diabetes to your child after his or her diagnosis
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Jamie R. Wood, MD
Pediatrician, Clinical Diabetes, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Dr. Jamie Wood was born and raised in Vermont, where she also attended medical school. She completed her pediatric residency at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, and her endocrine fellowship at Children’s Hospital Boston and the Joslin Diabetes Center of Harvard University. She moved to the Los Angeles area in 2008 and is now the Director of Clinical Diabetes Programs at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Wood’s specialty is the care of youth with type 1 and type 2 diabetes—a field she fell in love with during a medical student rotation at a summer camp for youth with diabetes. She also enjoys gardening, cooking, hiking, and playing with her husband and two children, Jackson and Olivia.