Type 2 Diabetes in Children

Doctors at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone 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.

VIDEO: Specialists at our Pediatric Diabetes Center make diabetes care a family affair by keeping you involved in your child’s wellness.

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.

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