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08-10-2017 | Children | News

Genetics support childhood adiposity and type 1 diabetes link

Genetic variants associated with childhood body mass index correlate with the risk for type 1 diabetes, suggests an analysis of genome-wide association studies.

07-26-2017 | Adolescents | News

Poor lifestyle intervention adherence may dilute effectiveness in youths with type 2 diabetes

Session attendance was only moderate and self-monitoring very poor in youths with type 2 diabetes who participated in the TODAY lifestyle programme, an analysis shows.

07-12-2017 | Ketoacidosis | News

Ketoacidosis at type 1 diabetes diagnosis predicts poor long-term glycemic control

A study has found that children with diabetic ketoacidosis at the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes have poor long-term glycemic control, independent of established demographic and socioeconomic risk factors.

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04-11-2017 | Obesity | Review | Article

The Report Card on BMI Report Cards

The authors review the recent literature on school-based body mass index screening and find that the evidence to date is not sufficient to support definitive conclusions about its value as a childhood obesity prevention tool.

Thompson HR & Madsen, KA. Curr Obes Rep 2017; 6: 163–167. doi:10.1007/s13679-017-0259-6

11-10-2016 | Type 2 diabetes | Review | Article

Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Antihyperglycemic Medications in Children and Adolescents with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

The authors discuss the prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents and summarize published studies on the safety and effectiveness of antihyperglycemic medications in this population.

Akhlaghi F et al. Clin Pharmacokinet 2017; 56: 561–571. doi:10.1007/s40262-016-0472-6