Apr 12, 2022
Diabetes, both type 1 and type 2, are among the most serious chronic conditions in children and teens. Unfortunately, there is an increasing prevalence of both types of diabetes, especially in T2DM. During the last 2 years, COVID-19 has uniquely impacted this patient population. Stay at home orders have exacerbated and increased Type 2 risk factors including being overweight or being physically active less than 3 times a week. In this episode, we are going to discuss the impacts COVID-19 has had on kids with Type 2 Diabetes and how primary care providers can help support patients as they identify them in the medical home.
Today I am delighted to be speaking with my colleague Dr. Megan Kelsey.
Megan is the Medical Director of Lifestyle Medicine and Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at Children’s Colorado and is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University School of Medicine.