Type 2 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents: Where do we stand with drug treatment and behavioral management?

Nicole S. Nader, Seema Kumar

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Abstract

Type 2 diabetes, once considered a disease of adults, is a growing problem in the pediatric population. The emergence of type 2 diabetes in this age group has paralleled the epidemic of childhood obesity. Lifestyle modifications represent first-line therapy for children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes. However, many children and adolescents go on to require treatment with oral medications or insulin for optimal control. A paucity of data exist regarding the optimal treatment regimen for children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes. Further research regarding the treatment of type 2 diabetes in youth is required.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-388
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Diabetes Reports
Volume8
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

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Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
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Type 2 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents : Where do we stand with drug treatment and behavioral management? / Nader, Nicole S.; Kumar, Seema.

In: Current Diabetes Reports, Vol. 8, No. 5, 2008, p. 383-388.

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