First cases of type 2 diabetes found in white UK teenagers

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 02 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:506
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    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 …

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