Type 2 diabetes, which in children is linked to being
overweight, being physically inactive, and having a family history of
type 2 diabetes.
child's doctor regularly screens for signs of these health problems. If your
child needs treatment, work with your child's doctor to ensure that your child
is getting the best medical care possible, both at home and at medical
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