Our Approach To Type 2 Diabetes in Children

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What Sets Us Apart

Doctors at NYU Langone’s Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital take a family-centered approach to treating and supporting children who have type 2 diabetes. This chronic condition occurs when the body becomes resistant to the effects of insulin, a hormone that controls blood sugar.

Type 2 diabetes may occur in children as young as age 7. Our pediatric diabetes specialists offer treatments and strategies to help these children control the condition throughout their lives. NYU Langone doctors also treat children who develop complications of type 2 diabetes, such as high blood pressure and kidney disease.

Our diabetes specialists are conducting novel research that may offer new information about how diabetes causes complications in children. This research could lead to new strategies for managing the condition.

NYU Langone experts also treat adults with diabetes.

Treatment at NYU Langone

Treatment for children with type 2 diabetes includes medication to lower blood sugar levels. Medication is most effective when combined with a healthy diet and exercise to lower your child’s weight and keep blood sugar within normal levels.

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