Youth Diabetes Prevention Clinic
The Youth Diabetes Prevention Clinic is designed to clinically treat children and adolescents (aged 10–21) who have evidence of prediabetes or prevalent risk factors for the development of diabetes. Our clinical treatment program utilizes the Diabetes Prevention Program modified for use in families and goal-setting strategies to implement therapeutic lifestyle change in children and their families. We also medically manage complications of being overweight, including hypertension, hyperlipidemia, prediabetes, and polycystic ovary syndrome in youth.
The treatment model consists of medical care provided by our physician and nurse practitioners, nutritional consultation and planning with our registered dietitian, and physical activity goal setting and behavior modification activities with our health coach. Through continual contact with our providers, the clinic will be a local, state, and national model for the prevention of adolescent type 2 diabetes.
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