Senior Honors Theses

Publication Date

Spring 2018

School

School of Nursing

Major

Nursing (B.S.N.)

Keywords

Type II Diabetes, Diabetes Mellitus, Pediatric Diabetes, Pediatrics, Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, Endocrine

Disciplines

Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Endocrine System Diseases | Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism | Maternal and Child Health | Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases | Pediatric Nursing | Pediatrics

Abstract

In recent years, there has been a significant increase in pediatric onset of type II diabetes. This paper will examine elements contributing to this trend. Type II diabetes will be discussed, including related pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis, and complications, with differentiation between adult and pediatric onset. Possible prevention and treatment methods appropriate for pediatric patients will also be discussed, along with possible outcomes in pediatric patients that could result from this disease. Overall, this paper will provide insight on the causes of this growing trend, and ways to improve the risks imposed on pediatric patients.

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