Journal article

Care of diabetes in children and adolescents: controversies, changes, and consensus

Fergus J Cameron, Diane K Wherrett



Diabetes is one of the most common chronic medical disorders in children. The management of diabetes remains a substantial burden on children with diabetes and their families, despite improvements in treatment and rates of morbidity and mortality. Although most children with diabetes have type 1 diabetes, the increasing recognition of type 2 diabetes and genetic forms of diabetes in the paediatric population has important treatment implications. Diabetes therapy focuses strongly on targets for good metabolic control to reduce the risk of long-term complications. A parallel goal is to minimise short-term complications of hypoglycaemia and diabetic ketoacidosis. Technology offers opportunity f..

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Funding Acknowledgements

DKW declares research grant funding from the National Institutes of Health. FJC declares research and travel funding support from Novo Nordisk, Eli Lilly, Sanofi, Medtronic, Roche, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the National Health and Medical Research Council. FJC is a member of the Hvidoere International Study group on Childhood Diabetes.