1st Edition

Epidemiology of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes

Edited By Dana Dabelea, Georgeanna J. Klingensmith Copyright 2008
    370 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    As the incidence of childhood obesity continues to dramatically increase, the emergence of type 2 and the increasing incidence of type 1 diabetes in young people demonstrate that childhood diabetes, like adult onset diabetes, is a complex and heterogeneous condition presenting new obstacles to the practicing clinician. Epidemiology of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes is the first source on the market to address this critical paradigm shift and offer insights and recommendations as to how clinicians can better care for this growing patient population.

    Epidemiology of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes:

    • is the first book devoted specifically to the epidemiology of diabetes in children and adolescents
    • examines the prevalence and clinical manifestations of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents
    • reviews clinical trials and outcomes, risk factors, complications, and interventions
    • includes practical discussions pertaining to environmental and behavioral risk factors, genetics, screening, treatment and prevention, and how they relate to the type 1 and 2 diabetes in adolescents

    Introduction. Definition, Diagnosis and Classification of Diabetes in Youth. Descriptive Epidemiology of Type 1 Diabetes in Youth: Incidence, Incidence and Secular Trends. Genetic Epidemiology of Type 1 Diabetes. Early Life Diet and Risk of Type 1 Diabetes. Environmental Determinants: The Role of Viruses. Can we Slow the Increasing Incidence of Autoimmune Diabetes? The Accelerator and the Overload Hypotheses. Descriptive Epidemiology of Type 2 Diabetes in Youth: Prevalence, Incidence and Secular Trends: Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes in Youth. Insulin Resistance vs. Decreased Insulin Secretion as Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes: High and Low Birth Weights as Risk Factors. Monogenic Forms of Diabetes in the Young. Natural Evolution, Prediction and Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes in Youth. Screening and Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes in Youth. Chronic Complications of Childhood Diabetes. Cardiovascular. The Epidemiology of Acute Complications:Disease Risk Factors. Dietary Factors in Youth with Diabetes; Childhood Diabetes: Health Care Quality, Utilization and Cost. Treatment Patterns in Youth with Diabetes. Psychosocial Issues in Childhood Diabetes. Quality of Care and Quality of Life for Youth with Diabetes.


    DANA DABELEA is Associate Professor, Section Epidemiology and Community Health, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, University of Colorado Denver, and she received her M.D. from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania, and her Ph.D. in medical sciences from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania. Dr. Dabelea has written over 35 peer-reviewed articles and over 30 books and chapters.

    GEORGEANNA J. KLINGENSMITH is Professor, Department of Pediatrics, and Director, Pediatric Services, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, University of Colorado School of Medicine and The Children’s Hospital, Denver, Colorado. Dr. Klingensmith received her M.D. from Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, and has written over 85 peer-reviewed articles, and 15 books and chapters.