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RCPH-BPSU series: Type 2 Diabetes in children and young people
June 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
There is growing evidence that the increase in childhood obesity has resulted in cases of Type 2 diabetes being diagnosed in younger age groups.
Although the incidence of Type 2 diabetes is increasing, the condition is still relatively rare in children, and therefore the symptoms and clinical presentation of it in children may not always be clear to paediatricians who have not encountered the disease in children before. This can cause late and misdiagnoses of the condition and this often causes additional emotional and financial burdens on the patients and their families.
In this webinar, Prof Julian Hamilton-Sheild and Prof Timothy Barrett will present the findings of the 2015-16 BPSU study.