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Type 2 diabetes in children and young people

The number of children and young people with Type 2 diabetes is rising. Interventions need to be in place to prevent children and young people from developing Type 2 diabetes and a significant part of this is reducing the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children.

Type 2 diabetes in children and young people is a more aggressive form of the condition than Type 2 diabetes in adults. There are challenges around the diagnosis, management and monitoring of Type 2 diabetes in children and young people. 

We developed this position statement through a review of the current literature, a review of the National Paediatric Diabetes Audit and Scottish Diabetes Audit. We also consulted with medical, nursing and dietetic experts in the field of Type 2 diabetes in children and young people, and attended international conferences.

Download our position statement on Type 2 diabetes in children and young people as a PDF (966, KB). 

 

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