Obese PWS Patients at Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes as Adults

Obese PWS Patients at Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes as Adults

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Obese PWS Patients at Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes as Adults

Patients with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus as they transition into adulthood, particularly if they are severely obese and/or undergoing rapid weight gain, according to a recent study. “These results underline the need for early identification of patients at risk, prevention of obesity, and repeated blood glucose [sugar] monitoring during the transition period,” the researchers wrote. The study, “Diabetes Mellitus in Prader-Willi Syndrome: Natural History during the…

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