Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, October 10th, 2005
According to recent research from the United States, "Until recently, the majority of cases of diabetes mellitus among children and adolescents were immune-mediated type 1a diabetes. Obesity has led to a dramatic increase in the incidence of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) among children and adolescents over the past two decades. Obesity is strongly associated with insulin resistance, which, when coupled with relative insulin deficiency, leads to the development of overt T2DM."
"Children and adolescents with T2DM may experience the microvascular and macrovascular...
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