Does childhood overweight, parental perception of overweight, or family history of diabetes mellitus increase parental perception of type 2 diabetes risk for their child?

Abstract

AIM To evaluate factors that influence parental perception of diabetes mellitus risk for their child. METHOD Self-administered survey of parents in a managed care plan. RESULTS Child overweight status, family history of type 2 diabetes, and accurate parental perception of their child's overweight status were independent predictors of parental worry about diabetes and perception of greater diabetes risk for their child. CONCLUSIONS Accurate parental perception of their child's weight status and a family history of type 2 diabetes may serve as useful motivators in the clinical setting for diabetes prevention.

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@article{Lee2010DoesCO, title={Does childhood overweight, parental perception of overweight, or family history of diabetes mellitus increase parental perception of type 2 diabetes risk for their child?}, author={Joyce M. Lee and Susan J Woolford and William H. Herman and Sarah Jane Clark}, journal={Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM}, year={2010}, volume={23 3}, pages={267-70} }