Publication Date

Spring 2018


School of Nursing


Nursing (B.S.N.)


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


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


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.