A study of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels that compared levels in normal-weight and obese middle schoolers found that overall distribution of HbA1c was similar in the 2 groups and that the adult-defined cutoff was seen in 2% of normal-weight youth.
Clinicians may be able to identify patients at the highest risk of developing type 1 diabetes with a simple saliva test.
Thyroid disorders present with overt symptoms or insidiously with few signs of disease. Here’s how pediatricians can identify and effectively treat children with thyroid disease or refer patients for further evaluation.
Poorer educational outcomes may need to be added to the list of the potential outcomes for children who have type 1 diabetes.
Quality and quantity go hand-in-hand when it comes to surgical outcomes, according to a new report highlighting positive outcomes at high-volume thyroid surgery centers.
Contemporary Pediatrics sits down exclusively with Philippe F. Backeljauw, MD, a pediatric endocrinologist to discuss the one key condition for which he believes community pediatricians should be especially aware—Turner syndrome.
Children who are overweight or obese are potentially at risk for developing diabetes, but there’s more to identifying prediabetes than just obesity.
With planning, transitioning teenagers from pediatric care to adult care for their diabetes doesn’t have to be stressful for either patient or provider.