Type II diabetes mellitus: no longer just adults

Pediatr Ann. 1999 Sep;28(9):589-93. doi: 10.3928/0090-4481-19990901-11.

Abstract

Type II diabetes mellitus is no longer exclusively a disease of adults. Health care professionals and agencies must gain a better understanding of (1) the epidemiology of type II diabetes mellitus in childhood; (2) the phenotypic, biochemical, metabolic, and autoimmune characteristics at diagnosis and during the course of the disease; (3) therapeutic modalities; (4) screening of high-risk populations; and (5) prevention strategies. This will be one of the challenges in pediatric diabetes as we approach the 21st century.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • African Americans
  • Age Factors
  • Child
  • Diabetes Mellitus / epidemiology
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / epidemiology*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / genetics
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / therapy
  • Ethnic Groups
  • European Continental Ancestry Group
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Male
  • Obesity
  • Population Surveillance
  • Prevalence