Back to Type 2 How Can Doctors Tell the Type of Diabetes a Child Has?

How Can Doctors Tell The Type Of Diabetes A Child Has?

In pre-teen children who are lean, it's probably correct to assume a diagnosis of type 1diabetes. However, in overweight teenagers, it may be hard to tell type 1 diabetes from type 2 diabetes.

Those more likely to have type 2 diabetes include:

For research studies (and increasingly for clinical reasons), blood tests are often taken to determine which kind of diabetes a child has. For research, this is done because researchers need to know if there are any elements of double diabetes which might distort the results of the research study.

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Last Updated: Wednesday February 01, 2017 18:55:01
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