Adult Onset Diabetes : An Emerging New Clinical Problem Within Pediatric Practice

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Previously denoted as adult-onset diabetes, “type 2 diabetes was rarely seen among children before the 1990’s”. (How to reference a magazine) On some occasion it was rare for diabetes mellitus to be seen as a disease that children and young adolescents were diagnosed with. Thus, however until investigators began to observe and uprising of a type 2 diabetes diagnosis among people worldwide. (Reinehr, T. 2013, p. 270). With an increased dropout of the health care medical system, Reinehr (2013, p. 270) suggests, “Management of children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes mellitus requires some remodeling of current healthcare practices.” Type 2 diabetes is becoming an emerging new clinical problem within pediatric practice and is proving more difficult to treat and manage compared with the adult diagnosis.

Aetiology of Type 2 Diabetes low socio-economic, smoking, obesity etc.

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is one of the most chronic conditions worldwide and is reaching epidemic proportions with statistics proving that in 2013, 382 million people suffered from diabetes, and this number is estimated to rise to 592 million by 2035. (Guariguata, L., Whiting, D.R., Hambleton, I., Beagley, J., Linnenkamp, U., and Shaw, J.E., 2014). The prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus can primarily be divided into lifestyle and genetics. With the increasing epidemiology of type 2 diabetes in the world today, poses a risk to developing coutries that are…

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