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HCC Researchers Outline Guidance for Treating Youth with Type 2 Diabetes

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Talia Hitt
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Sheela Magge


According to researchers, the number of children with type 2 diabetes has increased worldwide, and experts call it a growing epidemic. The condition can quickly progress into a serious disease for children with high complication rates, and it disproportionately affects youth from minority or low-income backgrounds.

In an article in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, a group of Johns Hopkins Children’s Center researchers, including pediatric endocrinologists Sheela Magge and Talia Hitt, examine patient case studies and provide clinical guidance for both pediatric and adult practitioners to treat type 2 diabetes aggressively and reduce early complication rates that could continue or worsen as patients enter adulthood.

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