Consensus statements

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has produced a series of consensus statements on issues related to the care, management and prevention of diabetes.

IDF consensus definition of metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents

Last update: 05/04/2017

The metabolic syndrome is a cluster of the most dangerous risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Its early identification is very important to facilitate preventive action. This first simple, unified definition from the IDF for children and adolescents is consistent with that available for adults.

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