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If you reduce a child's obesity, will their type 2 diabetes get better?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

Worked for adults for decades and will do the same for teens.
On some instances, if diabetes was discovered late in the child, weight loss may not be sufficient so time is of the essence if impaired glucose is captured.

In brief: Absolutely

Worked for adults for decades and will do the same for teens.
On some instances, if diabetes was discovered late in the child, weight loss may not be sufficient so time is of the essence if impaired glucose is captured.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Often if a child has insulin resistance it is difficult to reduce weight without the use of an insulin sensitizing agent such as metformin because their energy expenditure is impaired by inefficient transport of glucose into cells.
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Loss of as little as 5% of body weight will start the process of reversing insulin resistance thereby preventing the progression to type 2 diabetes
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Obesity

Yes it will.

In brief: Obesity

Yes it will.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

I use the child lable up to the teens and type 2 is esentually unknown in children.
For the early type 2 in teens & adults, weight loss helps & may minimize or eliminate meds.Type 1 dm can effect children, teens & adults and obesiy always makes management more difficult. However, weight loss will not repair the loss of Insulin production that makes type 1 different from type 2.

In brief: Depends

I use the child lable up to the teens and type 2 is esentually unknown in children.
For the early type 2 in teens & adults, weight loss helps & may minimize or eliminate meds.Type 1 dm can effect children, teens & adults and obesiy always makes management more difficult. However, weight loss will not repair the loss of Insulin production that makes type 1 different from type 2.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics

In brief: Absolutly

Definitive the treatment may improve and the complications may lessen by improving yuor weight.

In brief: Absolutly

Definitive the treatment may improve and the complications may lessen by improving yuor weight.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
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