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The challenge of type 2 diabetes in children

Risk factors and treatment options


What are the challenges of type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents? We examine the roles that dietetics, surgery and medication can play in improving outcomes.


eLearning module

Supporting weight loss in children: Getting it right

Drawing on the clinical experience of a pediatric dietitian, this easy-access guide helps HCPs troubleshoot the challenges they may face when supporting a child with type 2 diabetes to lose weight, providing practical advice and tips to achieve successful results.


Views from the clinic

Pediatric specialists highlight key points of detecting and treating type 2 diabetes in children.

When to screen for type 2 diabetes in children

AG Unnikrishnan highlights the problem of underdiagnosis of type 2 diabetes in children, and explains who to prioritize for screening (2:14).

Why type 2 diabetes is so challenging to manage in children

Phil Zeitler discusses the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes in children, and why it is so resistant to conventional management (2:58). 

Treatment priorities in children with type 2 diabetes

Julian Hamilton-Shield explains why weight loss is the key to type 2 diabetes management in children (2:04).

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In focus

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Ethnicity and childhood type 2 diabetes: Causes and consequences

Why and how does ethnicity influence risk and management approach for pediatric type 2 diabetes? We talk to childhood obesity specialist Julian Hamilton-Shield.

At a glance

Medications for pediatric type 2 diabetes: What’s approved, what’s coming up?

We round up the medications currently approved for treating type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents and look at what agents are coming through clinical trials.

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Metabolic surgery for children: Finding the sweet spot

Torsten Olbers puts the case for metabolic surgery as a treatment option for children with type 2 diabetes.

Latest news

22-11-2022 | Dulaglutide | News

FDA clears dulaglutide for adolescents

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23-09-2022 | EASD 2022 | Conference coverage | News

Childhood body size modifies diabetes risk in adulthood

The highest risk for type 2 diabetes occurs in people who progress from a low body size in childhood to a high body size in adulthood, shows an analysis of data from the UK Biobank.

04-04-2022 | Dapagliflozin | News

Phase 3 trial supports dapagliflozin in young people with type 2 diabetes

The first phase 3 trial of an SGLT2 inhibitor in children and young people with type 2 diabetes shows that dapagliflozin significantly improves their glucose control – as long as they remember to take it.