Type 2 diabetes mellitus in childhood--a global perspective.

  • Z. V. I. Laron
  • Published 2002 in
    Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism…


Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases of different etiologies but similar symptopathology characterized by insulin resistance (insulin insensitivity) of different degrees. It can be associated with specific genetic mutations, with a series of chromosomal abnormalities, with states of lean body or obesity, the latter showing a worrying increase in incidence. The literature on the above is reviewed and a personal opinion is expressed on the prevention and treatment of the above conditions.

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@article{Laron2002Type2D, title={Type 2 diabetes mellitus in childhood--a global perspective.}, author={Z. V. I. Laron}, journal={Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM}, year={2002}, volume={15 Suppl 1}, pages={459-69} }