Progression from impaired glucose tolerance to type 2 diabetes in obese children and adolescents: a 3-6-year cohort study in southern Thailand.

@article{Jaruratanasirikul2016ProgressionFI,
  title={Progression from impaired glucose tolerance to type 2 diabetes in obese children and adolescents: a 3-6-year cohort study in southern Thailand.},
  author={Somchit Jaruratanasirikul and Sudarat Thammaratchuchai and Maneerat Puwanant and Ladda Mo-Suwan and Hutcha Sriplung},
  journal={Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM},
  year={2016},
  volume={29 11},
  pages={1267-1275}
}
BACKGROUND Childhood obesity is associated with abnormal glucose metabolism and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). This study evaluated the prevalence of abnormal glucose metabolism in asymptomatic obese children and adolescents, and determined the percentage of T2DM development after 3-6 years of follow-up. METHODS During 2007-2013, 177 obese children and adolescents who had normal fasting plasma glucose (FPG<100 mg/dL) were given an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). The participants were… CONTINUE READING