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Doctor visits, diabetes, and childhood obesity

Posted Jan 16 2010 12:00am
A recent brief yet very informative article was just released on Jan 7, 2010 in ModernMedicine describing the importance of your child going to their regularly scheduled child checks and physical examinations.

Testing that can be done at your child's doctor's office can detect early signs of Type 2 Diabetes -- these values and tests include the Body Mass Index (BMI - a measure of your child's height and weight in relation to their age), insulin levels, fasting blood sugar levels, blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides (blood fats)... just to name a few.

Also important is mentioning to your child's doctor any family history of diabetes, blood pressure problems, and high cholesterol or triglycerides.

So please be sure to take your child to their check ups and doctor's visits!

Click here to access the article.

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