Why is paediatric type 2 diabetes a more aggressive disease?
Wednesday, September 18, 08:30–10:00. Vilanova Hall, Fira Barcelona Gran Via, Spain
Chair: R. Holl, Germany
- Youths with type 2 diabetes are not just small adults. K. J. Mather, USA
- Long-term complications of type 2 diabetes diagnosed in youths vs adults. M. E. Pavkov, USA
- 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?