Developmental Origins of Pediatric Obesity and Diabetes
Investigate the impacts of type 1 and type 2 diabetes on the health of American children, which includes an alarmingly high likelihood of developing diabetes-related complications and comorbidities. Also, learn about the intrauterine effects of obesity and diabetes on children. Presented by Dr. Dana Dabelea, Conrad M. Riley Endowed Professor, Epidemiology & Pediatrics, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado. (2018)
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