(Pre)diabetes type 2 in children

Children with type 2 diabetes are very rare in the Netherlands. According to the Diabetes Fund, there are only a few hundred children with type 2 diabetes in the Netherlands. Unfortunately, this group is growing faster because children are getting heavier, and the number of children with type 2 diabetes is increasing proportionally. Obesity and heredity play by far the most important role in children with type 2 diabetes.

In the Netherlands, medication is used in children with type 2 diabetes to immediately achieve safe blood glucose levels. Subsequently, work must be done on a healthy lifestyle, which mainly requires adjustments to diet and exercise. As a result, a child will lose weight, so that the diabetes medication can also be reduced.

Healthy Kids Lifestyle Program

The Healthy Kids lifestyle program of the Lifestyle Docs is a multidisciplinary treatment aimed at achieving a healthy weight in children (2-17 years). This applies to both overweight and obese children.

Why choose Healthy Kids?

In our clinic we understand that every child is different and has different needs. That is why we take an individualized, family-oriented approach. Family support is essential to treatment outcomes. Our team of experts will guide you and your child to the possibilities of making healthy choices. Decide with you as a parent about healthy goals, including changes in diet, exercise, sleep and behavior.

Treatment program and BOD POD

In our treatment program we explain to parents and children how obesity develops, and that it is not so much eating too much, but especially eating the wrong diet that is the cause.

Our The Lifestyle Docs weight management Healthy Kids program is aimed at stabilizing blood sugar balance and insulin levels. As a parent(s), you will receive clear information about which foods your child can eat best – and which ones not.

You will also immediately receive fun and simple recipes and useful tips & tricks to get started with healthy food for the whole family right away.

Your child's weight loss process is closely monitored evidence-based with BODPOD measurements.

Make an appointment

For questions or to make an appointment, you can contact us directly by telephone, e-mail or whatsapp.

  • 085 - 400 99 90
  • Monday - Friday 8:30 - 17:00
  • Whatsapp +31 (0)85 - 400 99 90
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