Two Cases of Successful Type 2 Diabetes Control with Lifestyle Modification in Children and Adolescents

J Obes Metab Syndr. 2017 Mar;26(1):71-75. doi: 10.7570/jomes.2017.26.1.71. Epub 2017 Mar 30.


Obesity and obesity-related disease are becoming serious global issues. The incidence of obesity and type 2 diabetes has increased in children and adolescents. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that is difficult to treat, and the accurate assessment of obesity in type 2 diabetes is becoming increasingly important. Obesity is the excessive accumulation of fat that causes insulin resistance, and body composition analyses can help physicians evaluate fat levels. Although previous studies have shown the achievement of complete remission of type 2 diabetes after focused improvement in lifestyle habits, there are few cases of complete remission of type 2 diabetes. Here we report on obese patients with type 2 diabetes who were able to achieve considerable fat loss and partial or complete remission of diabetes through lifestyle changes. This case report emphasizes once again that focused lifestyle intervention effectively treats childhood diabetes.

Keywords: Adolescents; Children; Lifestyle modification; Obesity; Remission; Type 2 diabetes.

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  • Case Reports