Hyperglycaemia in Children and Adolescents: Diagnostic Approach

Authors: J. Lebl;  Š. Průhová
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika dětí a dorostu 3. LF UK a FN Královské Vinohrady, Praha přednosta doc. MUDr. J. Lebl, CSc.
Published in: Čes-slov Pediat 2003; (5): 265-269.


A random finding of hyperglycaemia in children and adolescents is a good reason for detailed evaluation andfor estimation of the underlying disorder. Hyperglycaemia may be the first sign of an early phase of type 1 diabetesmellitus, of type 2 diabetes mellitus, of a diabetic syndrome or of a subtype of MODY diabetes (Maturity-OnsetDiabetes of theYoung). These conditions differ by their natural course, long-term prognosis and by optimal therapy.

Key words:
hyperglycaemia, children, type 1 diabetes mellitus, type 2 diabetes mellitus, diabetic syndromes,MODY, diagnostic approach, molecular genetics

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