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Type 2 diabetes in childhood: building a platform to support novel intervention strategies

Document type: Projects: In progress/completed
Document language: English
Uploaded By: Allan Colver (allancolver)
Date Uploaded: 2012/01/18 15:22:40.230 GMT+1
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Authors: Professor T Barrett, University of Birmingham
Published on Date: 2009
Funding source project: Medical Research Council (MRC)

Obesity related Type 2 diabetes now occurs in children; we described the first UK cases in 2000 (Ehtisham S et al 2000) and shown that there are approximately 70 new cases a year under 17 completed years in the UK (Haines L et al 2007). There is a minimal evidence base for treatment of childhood type 2 diabetes, and children are not included in the NICE guidelines on the management of type 2 diabetes in the UK. We propose to establish a national cohort of children with type 2 diabetes. The purposes are to develop a tightly characterized cohort for intervention with clinical trials that will develop the evidence base for treatment; and to determine the natural history of type 2 diabetes in a UK population diagnosed in childhood.

Riche Classification

Health issues, determinants and measures: Health indicators , Food and nourishment , Food and nutrition ,
Languages and Geographical Perspective: English ,
Study type / scale / state of progress / setting: Longitudinal study - cohort, trend, panel , Ongoing ,