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Why is paediatric type 2 diabetes a more aggressive disease?

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Wednesday, September 18, 08:30–10:00. Vilanova Hall, Fira Barcelona Gran Via, Spain

Chair: R. Holl, Germany

  1. Youths with type 2 diabetes are not just small adults. K. J. Mather, USA 
  2. Long-term complications of type 2 diabetes diagnosed in youths vs adults. M. E. Pavkov, USA 
  3. Higher burden of complications in youths with type 2 diabetes vs type 1 diabetes. C. Pihoker, USA 

Type 2 diabetes accounts for an increasing proportion of people with diabetes in childhood and adolescence, and outcomes are very poor. Why is this and what can be done?

John Wilding, Professor of Medicine, UK

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