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Criteria of the American Diabetes Association for Screening a Pediatric Patient for Type 2 Diabetes

Purpose:

To determine if a pediatric patient should be screened for Type 2 diabetes based on the criteria of the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

E10-E14

Description:

Too many pediatric patients in developed countries are obese. Type 2 diabetes mellitus may occur in obese children, especially those from high risk ethnic groups. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has developed criteria for identifying high risk pediatric patients who should be screened for Type 2 diabetes.

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