Reducing the Risks of Type II Diabetes in Adolescence: Screening and Intervention in the School Based Health Center : 2002 – 2003

The increasing incidence of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) in adolescents in the United States, particularly in the African-American and Latino populations, is most likely a consequence of rising rates of childhood and adolescent obesity combined with an ethnic predisposition to diabetes. The long-term complications of diabetes (kidney failure, cardiovascular disease, blindness) affect minority [Read More…]