Managing Type 2 Diabetes in Pediatrics: The Latest Options and Strategies

Rates of “adult-onset” diabetes continue to rise among children, with some ethnicities disproportionately affected. Fortunately, providers now have more tools and techniques available to help these patients avoid the serious health risks associated with the condition. This guide from pediatric endocrinologist Kevin Yen, MD, starts by illuminating key factors in how insulin resistance develops in young bodies and how to look at the role of genetics. He then discusses both new and standard medications (touching on how a savvy approach to insulin is essential when treating kids) and offers pointers for helping sedentary teens make sustainable behavioral modifications. Bonus: Hear Yen's first steps for pediatricians who suspect type 2 diabetes.

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UCSF Pediatrics

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Kevin Yen, MD

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