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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.


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.

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