Keywords: School-based clinics, School-based clinics and diabetes, School-based clinics and pre-diabetes, School-based clinics and health promotion, Adolescents and pre-diabetes, Adolescents and healthy lifestyles, School-Based Health Center (SBHC)
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), previously known as adult-onset diabetes, was almost unheard of in people under 30. Type 1 diabetes mellitus has remained more prevalent in adolescents but, within recent years, the number of adolescents with T2DM have more than doubled an...
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...T2DM by focusing on children rather than adults, deep-rooted in unhealthy habits and bad lifestyle behaviors, and so perhaps, youth may represent a generation for a better hope in changing the norms, habits, attitudes, and preferences which have defined our culture and predisposed our society to T2DM. Furthermore, research recommends the need for increased efforts in the early identification of T2DM and T2DM risk factors in adolescents and which could not only benefit in the prevention of T2DM in adolescents but also, possibly, dial back the progression of T2DM into adulthood. In turn, prevention efforts would not only reduce T2DM in adolescent but reduce T2DM complications and push forward life spans to record highs in adulthood (Brackney & Cutshall, 2014; Gregg, 2010; Manning, Homel, & Smith, 2010; Moreno et al., 2010; Ogden et al., 2010; Taber & Dickinson, 2015;).
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