For teenage diabetic populations, maintaining good glycemic control is often a low priority. Clinicians and families need to be aware of special considerations in this age group to ensure better control and reduce risk for postpubertal complication. How do physicians optimize management protocols for patients entering a stage of rapid hormonal flux? Can school support systems and peer groups play integral roles? Answering these questions with host Dr. Mary Leuchars is Dr. H. Peter Chase, professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and past executive and clinical director of the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes in Denver, Colorado.