Aggressive Intervention Recommended to Prevent Pediatric Diabetes
By the American Osteopathic Association
March 2, 2021
CHICAGO, March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Type 2 diabetes, once considered an adult disease, is increasingly causing health complications among American youth. A research review published in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine suggests physicians should work to more aggressively prevent pediatric diabetes.
Because few pediatric Type 2 diabetes treatment options are available, prevention
is unusually important. To improve health outcomes, the paper's authors recommend
physicians conduct regular screenings of children and adolescents, adopt a high level
of suspicion, and intervene early and often with families who have children at risk
for prediabetes and T2 diabetes.
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