Facts about Type 2 Diabetes in Children

TheFacts about Type 2 Diabetes in Children is that Children can develop kidney and heart problems faster and more often than adults develop these conditions.

Type 2 Diabetes in ChildrenDo you have a child, or know of a child, that has been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes? I’m sure that you are hungry for information pertaining to all aspect of caring for that child. Knowledge will help you ask intelligent questions of your pediatrician and other specialists treating this child.

In Medical Daily, a informational online news publication, there is an article that expands upon the subsequent medical realities that can occur in children with Type 2 Diabetes. It is written by Anthony Rivas earlier this year. I have included additional links to assist you in your search for information below.

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Facts about Type 2 Diabetes in Children

Children can develop kidney and heart problems faster and more often than adults develop these conditions.

“Once believed to afflict mainly older adults, type 2 diabetes is being diagnosed in children at such an alarming rate that the disease has shed its alternate name — adult-onset diabetes. It’s now a disease of childhood too.”

“According to the results from the national research study Treatment Options for type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents & Youth (TODAY), children who develop type 2 diabetes risk developing heart, kidney, and eye problems faster and at higher rates than adults who develop type 2 diabetes.”

“”What’s especially challenging for these children is that many also develop fatty liver, which limits our use of the drugs that control hypertension,” Dr. Jane Lynch, a professor of pediatric endocrinology at the School of Medicine and principal investigator, said.”

The original source of this article, ‘Medical Daily’ online news, has very interesting information. You can read more from this article at… http://www.medicaldaily.com/kids-type-2-diabetes-develop-kidney-and-heart-problems-faster-and-more-often-adults-246233

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Facts about Type 2 Diabetes in Children

Children can develop kidney and heart problems faster and more often than adults develop these conditions.

“Youth with Type 2 diabetes at much higher risk for heart, kidney disease”

Go to… http://www.uthscsa.edu/hscnews/singleformat2.asp?newID=4494 to read more about the research.

“UT Medicine San Antonio is the clinical practice of the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. With more than 700 doctors – all faculty from the School of Medicine – UT Medicine is the largest medical practice in Central and South Texas, practicing in more than 100 different medical specialties and sub-specialties. Primary care doctors and specialists see patients in private practice at UT Medicine’s clinical home, the Medical Arts & Research Center (MARC), located in the South Texas Medical Center at 8300 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio 78229.”

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http://www.utmedicine.org/

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