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Should children be screened for prediabetes?

We are not recommending screening children for prediabetes because we don’t have enough evidence that type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed in children at high risk for the disease. However, a study published in the March 14, 2002, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine found 25 percent of very obese children and 21 percent of very obese adolescents had prediabetes. If future studies show that early intervention also works for children, a recommendation could be forthcoming. You may also be interested in our book, Diabetes Problem Solver.

Source: http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/prevention/pre-diabetes/pre-diabetes-faqs.html »

 

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