|Pediatric Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus|
Credits: 1.00 Post-Assessment Questions: 4
Release Date: 5 Oct 2020
Expiration Date: 20 Nov 2021
Last Reviewed: 20 Nov 2020
Estimated Time To Finish: 60 Minutes
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Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder characterized by peripheral insulin resistance, leading to hyperglycemia. While once considered an adult pathology, its prevalence in children is increasing. The presentation and management of type II diabetes are different in children than in adults, and children with diabetes of any kind are at an increased risk of many complications of the disease. Early recognition, screening, and treatment of children with type 2 diabetes mellitus are crucial for the prevention of long-term complications. This activity reviews the evaluation and management of pediatric type 2 diabetes mellitus and highlights the role of interprofessional team members in collaborating to provide well-coordinated care and enhance outcomes for affected patients.
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Authors: Cara Tillotson, Sasigarn Bowden
Editors: Sameh Boktor
Editors-In-Chief: J Michael Gonzalez-CampoyScott IsaacsRoop Kaw
Chief Medical Reviewer: Mahdi Alsaleem
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Lisa Haddad
Pharmacy Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Mark Pellegrini
Physician Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Scott Dulebohn
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