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MINI REVIEW
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 256-258

Diabetes in young: Beyond type 1


1 Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Senior Consultant Endocrinologist, Apollo/ Max/ Pentamed/ Sunderlal Jain Hospitals, Delhi, India
2 Consultant Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinologist, Jaslok Hospital and Research Center and Saifee Hospital, Mumbai, India

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Anju Virmani
Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Senior Consultant Endocrinologist, Apollo/ Max/ Pentamed/ Sunderlal Jain Hospitals, Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.104054

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Although majority of diabetes in children is type1 diabetes, childhood type2 diabetes prevalence is rapidly increasing due to changing lifestyle. Most patients can be definitely grouped into either of the two but some present diagnostic difficulty due to overlapping and non specific clinical features and laboratory findings. MODY and several other diseases affecting the pancreas also result in childhood diabetes. Treatment of diabetes in children presents unique challenges and primary prevention is of prime importance.


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