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Pediatric Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Differential Diagnoses

  • Author: Alba Morales Pozzo, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kemp, MD, PhD  more...
 
Updated: May 12, 2014
 
 

Diagnostic Considerations

Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of type 2 diabetes include the following:

  • Atypical diabetes mellitus (ADM)
  • Maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY)
  • Diabetes secondary to mutations in mitochondrial deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)
  • Genetic defects of the beta cell
  • Genetic defects in insulin action
  • Diseases of the exocrine pancreas
  • Endocrinopathies
  • Drug- or chemical-induced diabetes

Differential Diagnoses

 
 
Contributor Information and Disclosures
Author

Alba Morales Pozzo, MD Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Alba Morales Pozzo, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, Arkansas Medical Society, Endocrine Society, Pediatric Endocrine Society

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Specialty Editor Board

Mary L Windle, PharmD Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape Drug Reference

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

George P Chrousos, MD, FAAP, MACP, MACE, FRCP(London) Professor and Chair, First Department of Pediatrics, Athens University Medical School, Aghia Sophia Children's Hospital, Greece; UNESCO Chair on Adolescent Health Care, University of Athens, Greece

George P Chrousos, MD, FAAP, MACP, MACE, FRCP(London) is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians, American Pediatric Society, American Society for Clinical Investigation, Association of American Physicians, Endocrine Society, Pediatric Endocrine Society, Society for Pediatric Research, American College of Endocrinology

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Chief Editor

Stephen Kemp, MD, PhD Former Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Endocrinology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, Arkansas Children's Hospital

Stephen Kemp, MD, PhD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, American Pediatric Society, Endocrine Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Southern Medical Association, Southern Society for Pediatric Research

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Additional Contributors

Arlan L Rosenbloom, MD Adjunct Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, University of Florida College of Medicine; Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics; Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology

Arlan L Rosenbloom, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Epidemiology, American Pediatric Society, Endocrine Society, Pediatric Endocrine Society, Society for Pediatric Research, Florida Chapter of The American Academy of Pediatrics, Florida Pediatric Society, International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Acknowledgements

The authors and editors of Medscape Reference gratefully acknowledge the contributions of previous author Jean-Claude DesMangles, MD,to the development and writing of the source article.

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