More than 19,000 Americans under the age of 20 have type-II diabetes. As this video explains, this disease can produce swift and severe complications in adolescent patients.
Type-II diabetes progresses more rapidly in children than adults. Within a short time of diagnosis, many young patients already have high blood pressure and early markers of kidney and eye disease. Also, more children are developing type-II diabetes at a younger age, which translates into a heavier healthcare burden for the entire healthcare system. More than 174 billion dollars is spent every year on diabetes management. Therefore, it is essential that pediatric physicians be aggressive with treatment options for young children to delay the onset of more serious complications. Parents must also be proactive in maintaining their children’s health with good eating and physical activity habits.
Sunrise Children’s Hospital provides a comprehensive array of pediatric services for patients in the greater Las Vegas region. In addition to our diabetes management methods, we offer pediatric cardiology, oncology, and occupational therapy treatment options. To learn more about our children’s hospital, please call (702) 731-5437.