Low treatment threshold best for teens with T2DM, GPs advised

Youth-onset disease has high rates of complications and is a challenge for doctors and families, specialists warn

GPs are being urged to have a low threshold for treating elevated blood pressure and dyslipidaemia in teenagers with type 2 diabetes because of the risk of severe microvascular complications.

Professor Jonathan Shaw
Professor Jonathan Shaw.

Leading endocrinologist Professor Jonathan Shaw says family doctors can be crucial to optimising therapy adherence and lifestyle changes for these teens who