Study Highlights Treatment Challenges for Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes progresses more quickly and is harder to treat in children and teenagers than in adults, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The findings could foreshadow a major strain on the U.S. health care system because poorly controlled diabetes significantly increases the risk of costly medical conditions.
- "Obesity-Linked Diabetes in Children Resists Treatment" (Grady, New York Times, 4/29)
- "No Easy Cure for Diabetic Children" (Winslow, Wall Street Journal, 4/29)
- "Teens With Diabetes Have Trouble Managing it, Study Says" (AP/Los Angeles Times, 4/30).