Study: Obese teens have difficulty managing glucose levels

04/29/2012 | Google

Half of overweight and obese teens with newly diagnosed diabetes who received metformin-only treatment failed to regulate their glucose levels after nearly four years, while those who either had metformin/Avandia therapy or metformin plus lifestyle modification did not fare much better in glucose control. Researchers also found that 1 in 5 patients who had glucose-control treatments developed severe complications, suggesting that heavy teens may face difficulties in regulating their glucose levels. The findings appear in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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