The changing face of diabetes in America

Omoyemi Adebayo, George C. Willis

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So much has changed in the field of diabetes diagnosis and management in the United States. Unhealthy lifestyle choices have hastened an epidemic of childhood obesity, causing a paradigm shift in how childhood diabetes is conceptualized. Once thought a consequence of obesity, sedentary lifestyle, and genetics, diabetes with onset in adults has been found to have a variant with autoimmunity. As the lines among adult-onset, child-onset, and type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus become more blurred, best practices in management and prevention become more complicated. This article highlights key points regarding 2 variants, juvenile-onset type 2 diabetes mellitus and latent autoimmune diabetes of adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-327
Number of pages9
JournalEmergency Medicine Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Autoimmune
  • Childhood
  • Diabetes
  • Epidemic
  • LADA
  • Obesity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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