Overview of Diabetes in Children and Adolescents
This informative online overview provides primary health care providers and the media with an update on the subject of diabetes in children and adolescents. It addresses the different types of diabetes, current epidemiological data on the scope of the problem, testing criteria to help identify type 2 diabetes in children early, and the latest science-based clinical practice recommendations for blood glucose goals, treating hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, and for monitoring complications and reducing the risk or heart attack and stroke. Included are topics on family support, transition to independence, diabetes at school, and information about camps and support groups. A summary of current research, a list of resources, and online links to other materials are provided.
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