Sheela N. Magge, MD, MSCE, Janet Silverstein, MD, Deborah Elder, MD, Kristen Nadeau, MD, MS, and Tamara S. Hannon, MD, MS. Evaluation and Treatment of Prediabetes in Youth. J Pediatr . 2020 Apr;219:11-22.
The increased prevalence of pediatric obesity has led to an increased incidence and prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), as well as the intermediate condition of prediabetes, in youth. Given that the definitions for these conditions were established based on adult data, pediatric providers are struggling with the definition and significance of prediabetes in children.