Type 2 diabetes mellitus in children and youth: a new epidemic.

  title={Type 2 diabetes mellitus in children and youth: a new epidemic.},
  author={Francine Ratner Kaufman},
  journal={Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM},
  volume={15 Suppl 2},
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) has been described as a new epidemic affecting the American pediatric population. This is coincident with an overall 33% increase in DM prevalence documented during the last decade. In 1992, type 2 DM was a rare occurrence in most pediatric centers. By 1994, it represented up to 16% of new cases in urban areas, and by 1999, the incidence of new type 2 DM diagnoses ranged between 8% and 45%, depending on geographic location. These patients have been observed… CONTINUE READING
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