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Prevalence of type 2 diabetes in children in Birmingham

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7299.1428/b (Published 09 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1428
  1. Sarah Ehtisham, clinical research fellow,
  2. Jeremy Kirk, consultant paediatric endocrinologist,
  3. Adele McEvilly, clinical nurse specialist,
  4. Nick Shaw, consultant paediatric endocrinologist,
  5. Sharon Jones, consultant endocrinologist,
  6. Stephen Rose, consultant paediatrician,
  7. Krys Matyka, senior lecturer in paediatric diabetes,
  8. Tom Lee, consultant paediatrician,
  9. Steve Bennett Britton, consultant paediatrician,
  10. Timothy Barrett (t.g.barrett@bham.ac.uk), chairman, Birmingham Paediatric Diabetes Subgroup
  1. Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Trust, Birmingham B4 6NH
  2. City Hospital NHS Trust, Birmingham B18 7QH
  3. Birmingham Heartlands Hospital NHS Trust, Birmingham B9 5SS
  4. Good Hope Hospital NHS Trust, Birmingham B75 7RR
  5. Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Trust, Birmingham B4 6NH

    EDITOR—In their editorial on type 2 diabetes in children Fagot-Campagna et al have described the American experience of this emerging condition.1 We represent the Paediatric Diabetes Subgroup of the Pan-Birmingham Diabetes Advisory Group and wish to describe our experience of type 2 diabetes in children in Birmingham.

    We are responsible for 506 children with diabetes mellitus in Birmingham Health Authority; together our hospitals serve a paediatric population of 261 811.2 The first case of childhood type 2 diabetes in Birmingham …

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