chapter  14
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Type 2 Diabetes in Childhood

Diagnosis, Pathogenesis, Prevention, and Treatment
WithRobert Benjamin

In 1936, Sir Harold Himsworth, professor of medicine at the University of London, distinguished type 1 diabetes (“insulin-sensitive”) and type 2 diabetes (“insulin-insensitive”). Type 2 diabetes (T2D) was thought to only affect adults and was not included in many pediatric textbooks until the 1990s.