Aggressive Intervention Recommended to Prevent Pediatric Diabetes, Finds Study

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From The Economic Times
March 3, 2021

Washington: Type 2 diabetes, once considered an adult disease, is increasingly causing health complications among American youth. A research review suggests physicians should work to more aggressively prevent pediatric diabetes.

The results of the review were published in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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