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Diabetes in Children & Teens: The following articles answer some important questions about diabetes in kids including:
– What are some statistics on diabetes in children and teens?
– What are the unique issues children face when managing diabetes?
– What types of diabetes can children and teens have?
– How can healthcare professionals best serve children and teens with diabetes?

Change Talk: Childhood Obesity

Change Talk: Childhood Obesity is a role-play simulation where you take the role of a healthcare provider and engage in a practice conversation with a virtual mother and her child. Through the conversation, you learn to apply Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques to help them identify motivation for change, supporting them …

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Metformin for Obese Children

Metformin was linked to reduced food intake, decreased hunger ratings, and increased fullness ratings… For obese hyperinsulinemic children, metformin seems to decrease perceived hunger and increase perceived fullness, according to a published study. Mopelola A. Adeyemo, M.P.H., from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., and colleagues examined the …

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Obese Children ‘Wired From Birth’ to Crave Sugar

Scans may be documenting early development of food reward circuitry in young children… A study suggests that children who are obese may overeat because they crave more sugar than slimmer youngsters. Brain scans showed that their reward centers are stimulated more intensely when they are exposed to sweet flavors. Scientists …

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