The Rising Tide Of Diabetes In Kids: New Findings For Prevention And Treatment
11/06/14 Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 6, 6:45-8 p.m.
Los Angeles Times Community Room
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(Corner of First and Spring Streets downtown; parking in L.A. Times structure one block south at 213 S. Spring)
A third of children are overweight or obese. Now one out of five new cases of childhood diabetes is type 2 diabetes, formerly known as adult onset diabetes. But diabetes doesn’t affect kids and adults the same way. You will hear insights of what are the special issues faced by kids with diabetes and obesity and learn about what community outreach and prevention studies can work.
Ellen Iverson, M.P.H., is an investigator in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and at The Saban Research Institute. For the past 25 years, Ms. Iverson has designed and conducted mixed method research focusing on individual, familial, social and structural issues that have an impact on health outcomes and healthcare utilization. Her three primary areas of interest are adolescent and young adult health, community-based approaches to dealing with obesity and diabetes and applying mixed methods research in clinical settings. Iverson is also an Assistant Professor of Research in the Department of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Steven Mittelman, M.D., Ph.D., a pediatric endocrinologist, is director of the Diabetes and Obesity program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and has recently launched the EMPOWER (Energy Management for Personalized Weight Reduction) clinic for overweight or obese children and teens. As an investigator at The Saban Research Institute, Mittelman's lab studies the link between childhood obesity and cancer. Mittelman is also an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Physiology & Biophysics in the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.