Pediatric type 2 diabetes is rising in incidence, most notably in racial/ethnic minorities. It is associated with high rates of comorbidities and complications soon after diagnosis, and early recognition and treatment may improve outcomes.
This talk will review which pediatric patients are at highest risk for type 2 diabetes, how and when to screen, and what to do if type 2 diabetes is diagnosed.
- Review risk factors for pediatric type 2 diabetes
- Discuss screening approaches, including potential pitfalls and cost effectiveness
- Review management and a new medication option for pediatric type 2 diabetes
This seminar focuses on endocrinology and was delivered at a virtual event titled, “Type 2 Diabetes in Youth: Who’s at Risk, How to Screen, and What to Do,” on May 24, 2021.
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