Diagnosis of Pediatric Diabetes Makes Great Strides

Whether it is a child born with type 1 diabetes or one who develops type 2 diabetes later in life, there is much more that can be done to catch the conditions early and start treatment sooner rather than later.

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Whether it is a child born with type 1 diabetes or one who develops type 2 diabetes later in life, there is much more that can be done to catch the conditions early and start treatment sooner rather than later.

Lori M. Laffel, MD, MPH, from the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, MA, discussed the progress made in this field in recent years. While both forms of diabetes present their own challenges, Laffel said there are things that can be done to help patients manage their symptoms to maintain a high quality of life with attention to their care by patients and providers alike.