Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Preventive measures for diabetic management for children and adolescents
by Harikumar, Divya, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 38; 1526916
Abstract (Summary)

Type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents is associated with risk factors such as obesity. Diabetes can cause severe health complications such as cardiovascular disease, loss of visual activity, limb amputations, and dyslipidemia. This study focuses on the factors that affect the health of children and adolescents and parental readiness to facilitate a transition program in preventing diabetes among children and adolescents. The study of transitional care is important because there is a gradual shift of responsibilities for the self-care management of the emerging adult. In addition, identifying obese children at risk for type 2 diabetes is important in order to interrupt its progression and diabetic related health complications in this age group.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: O'Lawrence, Henry
Commitee: Reynolds, Grace, Sinay, Tony
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Health Care Administration
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Public health, Health education, Health care management
Keywords: Cardiovascular disease, Children and adolescents, Exercise, Obesity, Preventative measures, Type 2 diabetes
Publication Number: 1526916
ISBN: 978-1-321-27716-6
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