Type 2 diabetes in children: etiology, epidemiology, management and prevention
Keywords:Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2. Diabetes Mellitus. Clinical Trials as Topic. Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1. Epidemic. Family. Obesity. Life Style. Diabetes Complications.
Background:Type 2 diabetes in children is a new epidemic which should be alarmed to its seriousness, so as to be taken care of by the medical care providers. Aim: Review of type 2 diabetes in children regarding the etiology, epidemiology, management and prevention. Methods: Thorough search was done through the electronic data-bases : Medline, Embase, Cinahl. Handsearch of diabetes related journal. Conclusion: Prevention of obesity and instituting physical activity protocols at school and home since early age is the cornerstone in facing this disease, children at risk should be recognised and followed up for long period of time
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