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Diabetes in Youth
MISSION: Diabetes in Youth
The purpose of the American Diabetes Association Interest Group in Youth is to promote the needs of children and adolescents with diabetes, and to emphasize the importance of patient education, teaching, and research. 

David M. Maahs, MD, PhD
Chair, Diabetes in Youth Interest Group
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes (Aurora, CO)

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eBook: Medical Management of Type 1 Diabetes, 6th Edition - Editor: Francine R. Kaufman, MD Journals Online: Association Position Statement: Diabetes Care for Emerging Adults - Recommendations for Transition from Pediatric to Adult Diabetes Care Systems (2011)  Print / App: ADA's Clinical Practice Recommendations 2015 Supplement, Pocket Charts, Apps and more.

Upcoming Meetings 

Differentiation of Diabetes by Pathophysiology, 
Natural History, and Prognosis 
Research Symposium
Youth-onset Type 2 Diabetes: Current Status, Challenges, and Priorities
SAVE THE DATE! Plan to meet your colleagues and leading diabetes experts in San Francisco on March 4-6, 2016. Discover the latest advances in diabetes treatment and management through interactive, small-group presentations.Registration Opens in October. JOIN YOUR COLLEAGUES in Miami, Florida on October 10-12, 2015. The ADA and JDRF will convene national and global research and clinical expertise at this symposium to develop a clinically-useful and broadly-applicable staging system to guide patient-centered management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. 
PLAY A ROLE IN THE CONSENSUS objectives in Alexandria, Virginia on October 20, 2015. Characterize type 2 diabetes in children, evaluate the difference between childhood and adult disease, and discuss challenges and approaches to develop new treatments. 

Continuing Education Credit Offered at ADA Events
Topic-focused sessions on research and treatment of diabetes in children are offered. CE credit is available for these professional education activities at the live events, including the Annual Scientific Sessions. After the meeting, you may view these special sessions online. View Online! -- Webcast highlights from recent meetings include:

Presentation: Keeping Kids with Diabetes Safe at School. Presented by: Crystal Jackson, American Diabetes Association.

73rd Scientific Sessions (June 21-25, 2013 Chicago, Illinois)

Session: Moving Toward a Cure in Type 1 Diabetes

73rd Scientific Sessions (June 21-25, 2013 Chicago, Illinois) 

Session: Interest Group Discussion: Type 1 Diabetes Exchange

72nd Scientific Sessions (June 8 - 12, 2012 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 

Presentation: Technology and Youth - How Can Children, Adolescents, and Emerging Adults Benefit from New Technology? (Korey K. Hood)

72nd Scientific Sessions (June 8 - 12, 2012 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 

Session:The Experience of Children and Youth with Diabetes—An International Perspective

71st Scientific Sessions (June 24 - 28, 2011 San Diego, California) 
70th Scientific Sessions (June 25 - 29, 2010 Orlando, Florida)

Session: Pediatric Diabetes - Clinical Aspects of Beta Cell Function

70th Scientific Sessions (June 25 - 29, 2010 Orlando, Florida)


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