Short Reports

Paediatric Type 2 Diabetes Still Rare in an Irish Tertiary Referral Unit

R Kernan, A Carroll, N Mc Grath, CM Mc Donnell, NP Murphy

Kernan et al report that in their patient cohort of 320 children with diabetes only 2% (7/320) had type 2 diabetes.  The 7 children with type 2 diabetes were overweight, hypertensive, and mainly non-caucasian.  The affected children required insulin therapy.