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Curr Diab Rep. 2005 Oct;5(5):385-90.

Nutrition therapy for overweight children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes.

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Department of Pediatrics, Section of Adolescent Medicine, Indiana University Medical Center, 575 North West Drive, Room 070, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA.


The increased number of children and adolescents diagnosed with type 2 diabetes presents new challenges to pediatricians, nurses, and dietitians. Treatment with medications and lifestyle changes is similar to that for adults with type 2 diabetes, but must be developmentally appropriate for children and adolescents. Registered dieticians must apply knowledge from treatment for overweight children and adolescents without diabetes with treatment for adults with type 2 diabetes to provide effective nutrition therapy for this population.

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