Recognizing and managing type 2 diabetes mellitus in children: an algorithm for primary care providers.

Muna Sunni, Rita Mays, Tara Kaup, Brandon Nathan, Department of Health Minnesota Department of Health, Steering Committee Diabetes Steering Committee

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Abstract

During the last two decades, type 2 diabetes mellitus increasingly has been seen in children. Although still not as common as type 1 diabetes among children, it has become the leading form of diabetes among adolescents of certain ethnicities. It is imperative that primary care providers recognize the risk factors, perform appropriate screening tests, and initiate therapy for children who have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes. This article discusses the epidemiology and pathogenesis of the disease, complications, and treatments, and includes a concise, easy-to-follow algorithm to assist providers in diagnosing and treating young patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-39
Number of pages6
JournalMinnesota medicine
Volume94
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011

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