Type 2 and Double Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes and Double Diabetes

Increasing obesity and poor fitness has lead to a remarkable increase in type 2 diabetes in youth and young adults and to what is called "double diabetes."

Type 2 diabetes was once known as "adult-onset diabetes" but this term is no longer used because Type 2 is on the rise in all age groups, including among children.

Double diabetes is when a person with type 1 diabetes has elements of type 2 or when a person with type 2 diabetes has elements of type 1.

Selected Studies about Type 2 Diabetes in Children

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Francine Kaufman, M.D., Head, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, and Professor of Pediatrics, University of Southern California Medical School. Dr. Kaufman is Past President of the National American Diabetes Association and has authored over 100 articles on diabetes and abnormalities of sugar metabolism in children and youth. She has been an NIH-funded investigator since 1980, and has investigated many aspects of diabetes, including diabetes prevention. Dr. Kaufman has a trademark on the Insulin Dosage Slide Scale and recently authored and evaluated a CD-ROM teaching/game module for young children with diabetes.


Neal Kaufman, M.D., M.P.H., is Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at the UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health and Co-Director, UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities. He is also a Commissioner on the First 5 LA Commission -- a 150 million dollar per year tobacco-tax-funded grant making foundation which is part of government -- charged with improving outcomes for young children. Dr. Kaufman is the former Director of Primary Care Pediatrics and holder of the Endowed Chair in Community Child Health at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Prior to that position, Dr. Kaufman was the Director of Community Pediatrics for Los Angeles County's Harbor/UCLA Medical Center. In both positions, his primary responsibilities were to provide health care to vulnerable children and their families in the context of educating young doctors. He also was instrumental in creating a variety of successful programs addressing complex patient health and educational needs. In 2004 and after his 26 year career in academic general pediatrics, Dr. Kaufman founded the Diabetes Prevention Source to bring technological solutions to prevent diabetes and cardiovascular disease and to improve the lives of those with diabetes.

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