Adolescent onset type 2 diabetes places children at risk for early complications. We do not know if diabetes in adolescents affects the brain leading to cognitive impairment or changes in brain structure.  We are currently investigating the effects of type 2 diabetes on the brain in adolescents.

An image of the brain.

Funding

Shared Discovery Award, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The Cincinnati Diabetes and Obesity Center, The University of Cincinnati.