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Upstate expands pediatric diabetes care as rates among youth increase

Twenty years ago, Roberto Izquierdo, MD, might have seen one pediatric case of Type 2 diabetes a year; now he sees 20 or 30. The increase is related to rising obesity in children, said Izquierdo, a professor of medicine and pediatrics and associate director of Upstate‘s Joslin Diabetes Center. Type 2 diabetes, much more common than Type 1, usually requires changes in the young patient‘s dietary, exercise and video-screen habits to avoid problems with kidneys, eyes, nerves and blood vessels that can result from diabetes, he said.