New Guidelines for Treating Kids With Diabetes

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By Molly Clifton

The number of children in the US with type-2 diabetes has increased dramatically over the past three decades.

Now for the first time ever, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued guidelines to help kids ages 10 to 18, their parents and their doctors manage the disease.

The guidelines point to which patients should be using insulin or the anti-diabetic drug metformin for treatment.

They also include recommendations for diet, exercise, how to monitor pediatric patients’ blood sugar level and how to set up insulin regimens.

 



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