Parental control for teen diabetes crucial

This disturbing statistic prompted the American Academic of Paediatrics (AAP) to release in January the first guideline on managing newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents. 1

Australian data show that a quarter of children aged 5—17 years are overweight or obese, and this is driving an increase in paediatric patients being treated for type 2 diabetes in specialist clinics.

Dr Shubha Srinivasan, a paediatric endocrinologist at the Children’s Hospital, Westmead, says the new AAP guidelines