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Type 2 diabetes: how to manage the rise in cases among children

The number of type 2 diabetes cases is rising among children and many are not receiving specialist care or advice on how to minimise complications

Once considered rare, type 2 diabetes cases are rising among children and many are not receiving specialist care or advice on how to minimise complications

  • An audit has shown there has been a steep rise in the number of type 2 diabetes cases among children and young people in England and specialist services are being set up to cope with the surge
  • Type 2 diabetes is often linked to obesity. Losing weight and following a healthy lifestyle are key recommendations in guidance and reports about children with type 2
  • Signs and risk factors for type 2 diabetes and how nurses can help young people manage their condition and reduce the risk of serious complications, stigma and related mental health problems
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