Morbid obesity in pediatric diabetes mellitus: surgical options and outcomes

  title={Morbid obesity in pediatric diabetes mellitus: surgical options and outcomes},
  author={Mary L. Brandt and Carroll McWilliams Harmon and Michael A. Helmrath and Thomas H. Inge and S Mckay and Marc P. Michalsky},
  journal={Nature Reviews Endocrinology},
The current obesity epidemic has led to a dramatic increase in insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus among adolescents, along with other obesity-related comorbidities, such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obstructive sleep apnea, psychosocial impairment and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Medical treatment of severe obesity is effective in only a small percentage of adolescent patients. In light of the potentially life-threatening complications of obesity, bariatric surgery can be… CONTINUE READING
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