Following on from our webinar ‘Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Young People’, we’ve pulled together some of the key resources and references discussed within the webinar, plus some additional ones on the topic. We have also included useful websites and social media accounts recommended to keep up to date on the subject. If you missed the live webinar, you can watch the recording.

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National Child Measurement Programme, England 2019/20 School Year (2020). NHS Digital. This report presents findings from the Government’s National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) for England, 2019/20 school year

Diabetes (type 1 and type 2) in children and young people: diagnosis and management (2020). National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. NICE guidelines for children and young people living with diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Young People (2018). Diabetes UK. Position statement from Diabetes UK covering the diagnosis, management and monitoring of type 2 diabetes in children and young people

ISPAD Guidelines – Chapter 3: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Youth (2018). International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD). Guidelines specific to type 2 diabetes in childhood

Type 2 diabetes in the child and adolescent (2014), Zeitler et al. The ISPAD Clinical Practice Consensus Guidelines

Nutritional management in children and adolescents with diabetes (2009). Smart C et al. Consensus guidelines reflecting national and international peadiatric position/consensus statements


Rapid progression of type 2 diabetes and related complications in children and young people—A literature review (2020), Barett T et al. Study supporting that there is a faster progression of T2D in paediatric patients vs T1D or adult-onset T2D

A systematic review and quantitative analysis of resting energy expenditure prediction equations in healthy overweight and obese children and adolescents (2020). Chima et al. Study showing that no single equation provided accurate and precise resting energy expenditure (REE) estimations in this population

Obese adolescents with type 2 diabetes perform worse than controls on cognitive and behavioral assessments (2016). Brady et al. Study finding that obese children with type 2 diabetes score poorly compared with controls on multiple assessments of cognitive function and adaptive behaviour

Impact of regular physical activity on blood glucose control and cardiovascular risk factors in adolescents with type 2 diabetes mellitus–a multicenter study of 578 patients from 225 centres (2015). Herbst et al. Study supporting the benefits of physical activity for children and adolescents with T2DM

Comparison of weight loss among named diet programmes in overweight and obese adults: a meta-analysis (2014). Johnston Et al. Study looking into weight loss outcomes for popular diets based on diet class (macronutrient composition) and named diet

Physical activity in adolescents: analysis of the social influence of parents and friends (2013). Cheng at al. Study showing that physical activity of the father influences sons, and the mother influences daughters. Physical activity of friends was directly associated with activity of adolescents  


Children and Type 2 Diabetes. A guide specific to developing Type 2 Diabetes in childhood

Eating Well with Diabetes. Dietary advice for diabetes

What is a Healthy Balanced Diet for Diabetes. Practical advice into healthy eating for diabetes

Learning Zone.  Courses to help individuals understand more about the management of diabetes, including practical sessions on eating well


Type 2 National Working Group – The National CYP Diabetes Network shares good practice and maintains high quality standards. Several resources and guidelines available to download

Couch to 5k (2021). National Health Service. NHS week by week online plan to help individuals get more active, aiming for 5K

Portion Sizes – Food Fact Sheet (2019). The British Dietetic Association. Portions sizes for the food groups including carbohydrates and dairy – as discussed within the webinar

Physical Activity for Early Years (2019). Chief Medical Officer. Infographic showing guidelines for exercise for ages 1-5 years

Physical Activity for Children and Young People (2019). Chief Medical Officer. Infographic showing guidelines for exercise for ages 5-18 years

Get Fit for Free (2019). National Health Service (NHS). Advice on getting fit from the NHS

NHS Fitness Studio (2019). National Health Service (NHS). Online exercise videos from the NHS

Type 2 Diabetes in Children (2019). Emer Delaney RD. Article exploring the rise of type 2 diabetes in children and what we can do to keep children healthy

Change 4 Life ResourcesRecipes, Food Facts, Activities – Practical resources designed for children

The Eatwell Guide (2019). National Health Service (NHS). A visual guide as to what constitutes a healthy balanced diet

Park Run. Find out about Park Runs available all around the world

Our Parks. Free outdoor fitness classes


@DiabetesUK (Twitter), Diabetes UK (Website) and diabetesuk (Instagram) for Diabetes UK – the UK’s leading diabetes charity

@DiabetesUKProf (Twitter) for Diabetes UK Professionals

@dtwenefour (Twitter) for Douglas Twenefour RD – Deputy Head of Care at Diabetes UK

@BritSPED (Twitter), BSPED (Website) for the British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

@amdiabetesassn (Twitter), amdiabetesassn (Instgram) and  The ADA (Website) for the American Diabetes Association

@RCPCHtweets (Twitter), and RCPCH (Website) for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Childs Health

@Change4life (Twitter), Change 4 Life (Website) for NHS Change 4 Life

@DSG_BDA (Twitter) and dsg_bda (Instagram) for the BDA Diabetes Specialist Group

@BDA_Paediatrics (Twitter) for the BDA Paediatrics Specialist Group


Low Carb Diets: Latest Evidence and Practice (2021), Douglas Twenefour RD discusses the latest SACN report for the use of low carb diets in type 2 diabetes. Accompanying Resource Blog.

Nutrition, Diabetes and the Microbiome (2021), Dr Denise Robertson and Douglas Twenefour. 60 minute webinar and accompanying Resource Blog

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes (2020), Mike Lean. Webinar summarising the latest evidence around reversal of type 2 diabetes

Carb Confusion : Carbohydrate & Type 2 Diabetes (2020), Dr Paul McArdle. Webinar clarifying advice around carbohydrates for type 2 diabetes

Diabetes UK Nutrition Guidelines Webinar 3 – Cardiovascular Disease (2020), Douglas Twenefour. Webinar exploring cardiovascular disease and the link between diabetes

Diabetes UK Nutrition Guidelines Webinar 2 – Weight & Blood Glucose (2019), Dr Duane Mellor RD. Webinar focusing on weight control and diabetes

Diabetes UK Nutrition Guidelines Webinar 1 – Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes (2019), Dr Pam Dyson. Webinar highlighting the nutritional guidelines for the prevention of type 2 diabetes