Pediatric Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jul 27, 2021
  • Author: Alba E Morales Pozzo, MD; Chief Editor: Sasigarn A Bowden, MD, FAAP  more...
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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