First cases of type 2 diabetes found in white UK teenagersBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7336.506/a (Published 02 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:506
- Owen Dyer
The trend towards obesity in British children has produced the country's first recognised cases of type 2 diabetes in white adolescents. The illness has been diagnosed in three girls aged from 13 to 15 and a boy aged 15, according to an article in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood (2002;86:207-8).
The children, who were referred to treatment centres in Bristol and Southampton, were all clinically obese. Type 2 diabetes has already been noted in children …