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Vol 9, No 1 (2008): Practical Diabetology
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Early onset of type 2 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents: diagnosis, treatment, prevention

Przemysława Jarosz-Chobot, Eliza Skała-Zamorowska
Diabetologia Praktyczna 2008;9(1):36-38.

open access

Vol 9, No 1 (2008): Practical Diabetology
Review articles (submitted)
Published online: 2008-04-01

Abstract

Traditionally, type 2 diabetes mellitus was considered a disease of adulthood. Recently, although still rare in childhood, it constitutes an increasing problem. The rapid increase in the incidence of type 2 diabetes in the young adult population is a current and emerging public health problem, for which there is a great potential to improve primary and secondary prevention: overweight and obesity prevention, early diagnosis of impaired carbohydrate metabolism, effective monitoring, intensive control to prevent diabetic complications. Treatment should also involves patients and theirs family proper education, dietary and exercise counseling. (Diabet. Prakt. 2008; 9: 36-38)

Abstract

Traditionally, type 2 diabetes mellitus was considered a disease of adulthood. Recently, although still rare in childhood, it constitutes an increasing problem. The rapid increase in the incidence of type 2 diabetes in the young adult population is a current and emerging public health problem, for which there is a great potential to improve primary and secondary prevention: overweight and obesity prevention, early diagnosis of impaired carbohydrate metabolism, effective monitoring, intensive control to prevent diabetic complications. Treatment should also involves patients and theirs family proper education, dietary and exercise counseling. (Diabet. Prakt. 2008; 9: 36-38)
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Keywords

type 2 diabetes mellitus; children; adolescents

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Title

Early onset of type 2 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents: diagnosis, treatment, prevention

Journal

Clinical Diabetology

Issue

Vol 9, No 1 (2008): Practical Diabetology

Pages

36-38

Published online

2008-04-01

Bibliographic record

Diabetologia Praktyczna 2008;9(1):36-38.

Keywords

type 2 diabetes mellitus
children
adolescents

Authors

Przemysława Jarosz-Chobot
Eliza Skała-Zamorowska

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