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[Case Report] A 5-year-old girl with type 2 diabetes

05 Apr 2014

In August, 2013, a 5-year-old Indigenous girl accompanied her mother to her diabetes outreach appointment in a remote community in Australia. Towards the end of her consultation, the mother mentioned concerns about non-healing sores on her daughter's thighs. Noting the child's obesity, two random blood glucose level tests were done, showing concentrations of 19·2 mmol/L and 18·7 mmol/L. A urine dipstick test was negative for ketones. The girl's mother reported that the sores had been present for roughly 5 weeks, and bedwetting for the past 12 months.

Date: 
5 April 2014

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet