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Diabetes Mellitus: Childhood and Adolescence 2017

Diabetes Mellitus: Childhood and Adolescence 2017

Diabetes Mellitus Childhood and Adolescence 2017

Diabetes Mellitus: Childhood and Adolescence 2017

Diabetes results in high levels of glucose in the blood of the person due to defects or lack of insulin production or insulin action, which can result in
many complications, morbidity and mortality. Early diagnosis, treatment and monitoring can prevent or delay the long-term complications in various organs
of the body, cardio-vascular complications, eyes, nervous system, vessels, skin, kidneys and more. Both type 1 (T1DM) and type 2 (T2DM) diabetes
mellitus are increasing in children and adolescents (and in fact also adults) in recent years and becoming a major public health problem.
Research and treatment interventions can help children and adolescents live a longer life, better quality of life and better health.
It is estimated that 86 million adult Americans have prediabetes and therefore risk of developing T2DM with 1 in 10 unaware of their condition.
About 29 million people have actual diabetes with most T2DM. It is estimated in 2012 that about 208,000 persons under the age of 20 years have diabetes in
the United States (1, 2), but there is little data available on the prevalence of diabetes in the adolescent population (3).

ABOUT THE EDITORS


Manmohan K. Kamboj, MD, completed medical school training and her initial training in pediatrics in India, followed by residency in pediatrics and
then pediatric endocrinology fellowship training at the New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital in New York City. She was an
Assistant Professor at Michigan State University followed by relocation to Nationwide Children’s Hospital/The Ohio State University as an Associate
Professor. Dr Kamboj is presently the Interim Chief of the Section of Endocrinology in the Department of Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s
Hospital and an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She is a pediatric endocrinologist with
expertise in clinical management of multiple endocrine disorders including but not limited to: disorders of growth, puberty, adrenal gland, and thyroid
hormone; diabetes mellitus (type 1 and type 2), obesity, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). She is involved with endocrine related care for patients
with genetic disorders including: Prader Willi syndrome, Turner syndrome and William syndrome. In addition to being an astute clinician, she is actively
involved in medical education with students, residents and endocrinology fellows. She is the Director of Quality Improvement for the Endocrinology
section and is involved in multiple quality improvement initiatives for type 1 diabetes patients. 

Donald E. Greydanus, MD, Dr. HC (Athens), FAAP, FSAM (Emeritus), FIAP (HON)

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc

Product details

  • Series: Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health
  • pdf: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (November 10, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1536100951
  • ISBN-13: 978-1536100952

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