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 - Dec 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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