Paediatrics, insulin resistance and the kidney

Matko Marlais, Richard J Coward

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Abstract

Systemic insulin resistance is becoming more prevalent in the young due to modern lifestyles predisposing to the metabolic syndrome and obesity. There is also evidence that there are critical insulin-resistant phases for the developing child, including puberty, and that renal disease per se causes systemic insulin resistance. This review considers the factors that render children insulin resistant, as well as the accumulating evidence that the kidney is an insulin-responsive organ and could be affected by insulin resistance.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPediatric Nephrology
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Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2014

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