Risk factors for diabetes in childhood

Risk factors for diabetes in childhood

8 Causes of insulin resistance in kids

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Aminu Mohammed, MD

Aminu Mohammed is a pediatric gastroenterologist at GI Care for Kids, where he leads the efforts on pancreatic disorders.

The chance of a child getting diabetes increases when:

  • Other family members have diabetes
  • You are African-American, Native American, Hispanic or Asian-American
  • Your child is on steroids or certain antidepressants, antipsychotics, beta blockers, or statins
  • Your child has had an injury to the pancreas due to infection, tumor, surgery or accident¬†
  • You or others in your immediate family has an autoimmune disease,¬†
  • Your child is overweight
  • Your child has high blood pressure, high cholesterol or triglyceride levels,¬†
  • Those who smoke and older adults are also more likely to get diabetes.
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