Type 2 Diabetes in Childhood and Adolescence: A Global Perspective

Synopsis

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes in pediatric patients is steadily increasing and most evidence points to the continuation of this trend. The lack of symptoms or signs leading to suspicion of diabetes often makes diagnosis problematic. Clearly delineating the early signs of diabetes in the young, this book outlines the clinical manifestations and its onset. Taking a global view, the authors explore how the disease presents in different countries. They address the interrelationship of diabetes, obesity, insulin resistance, and the metabolic syndrome; clinical and diagnostic issue; epidemiologu, pathophysiology, and genetics; and treatment.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Martin Silink
  • Kaichi Kida
  • Arlan L. Rosenbloom
  • Giuseppina Imperatore
  • Desmond E. Williams
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2003