Type 2 diabetes in Asian Indian youth.

Mohan, V and Jaydip, R and Deepa, R (2007) Type 2 diabetes in Asian Indian youth. Pediatric diabetes, 8 Suppl 9 . pp. 28-34. ISSN 1399-543X

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The prevalence of youth-onset type 2 diabetes is increasing worldwide in parallel with the obesity epidemic. In India, the age at onset of type 2 diabetes had traditionally been a decade or two earlier compared with the western population. Hence, it is not surprising that the prevalence of youth-onset type 2 diabetes is rapidly escalating in India not only among the more affluent sections of society but also in the middle and lower socioeconomic groups as well. In India, type 2 diabetes in youth overlaps with monogenic forms of diabetes such as maturity-onset diabetes of the young, fibrocalculous pancreatic diabetes, and malnutrition-modulated diabetes, all of which are ketosis-resistant forms of youth-onset diabetes. Screening of high-risk groups may help in the early detection of youth-onset type 2 diabetes and prevention of its complications. Primary prevention would require a multisectoral approach involving the government and non-governmental agencies with a focus on healthier lifestyles among children.

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=1399-543x
Uncontrolled Keywords:Diabetes;Type 2 diabetes;Asian Indian youth
Subjects:Diabetes > Diabetes in India
Diabetology > Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Divisions:Department of Diabetology
ID Code:83
Deposited On:22 Oct 2009 09:21
Last Modified:22 Oct 2009 09:21
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