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Postgrad Med. 2005 Nov;118(5):31-6, 43.

Type 2 diabetes in adolescents. How to recognize and treat this growing problem.

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Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, CA 94143, USA. mgralaur@cruzio.com

Abstract

At the same time they are reporting the current obesity epidemic, U.S. physicians are also seeing a dramatic increase in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in adolescent patients. In this article, Drs Laurencin, Goldschmidt, and Fisher summarize the prevalence and risk factors, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of type 2 diabetes in adolescents. They also offer interventional strategies for both lifestyle change and pharmacologic management.

PMID:
16329529
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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