Jan 28, 2013 1:09 PM by NBC News

New guidelines for children with diabetes

The increase in childhood obesity has contributed to a rise in Type 2 Diabetes among kids and for the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics has developed a set of guidelines to treat the disease in this young population.

Experts say children who have such low blood sugar that it can't be determined whether they have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes should be put on insulin therapy.

Everyone else should be treated with the popular diabetes drug Metformin and speak with experts about changes they can make to their diet and exercise routine.

The guidelines are for children ages 10 to 18.



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