How are Childhood Obesity and Diabetes Related?

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“We talk about our children being our future and our most important asset, but as a society, we don't always put our money where our mouth is. I think we are ignoring very large side effects of the pandemic when we don't talk about how this has impacted children's weights and associated conditions.”

Dr. Rachana Shah joins Shireen to explore the link between childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes. She outlines what to expect if your child experiences a pre-diabetes diagnosis, childhood obesity, and/or type 2 diabetes. Tune in to hear about what healthcare providers and caregivers can do to better prevent and manage childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Shah is a pediatric endocrinologist and the medical director of the Healthy Weight Program at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She has a special interest in pediatric obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other metabolic complications. She is also the mother of 2 young sons.

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