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Regular screening and early intervention needed to prevent pediatric diabetes – News-Medical.Net

Type 2 diabetes, once considered an adult disease, is increasingly causing health complications among American youth.

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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…

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