Clinical presentation and treatment of type 2 diabetes in children.

  title={Clinical presentation and treatment of type 2 diabetes in children.},
  author={Orit Pinhas-Hamiel and Philip S. Zeitler},
  journal={Pediatric diabetes},
  volume={8 Suppl 9},
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has dramatically increased throughout the world in many ethnic groups and among people with diverse social and economic backgrounds. This increase has also affected the young such that over the past decade, the increase in the number of children and youth with T2DM has been labeled an 'epidemic'. Before the 1990s, it was rare for most pediatric centers to have significant numbers of patients with T2DM. However, by 1994, T2DM patients represented up to 16% of new… CONTINUE READING

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