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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What could dark patches of skin on my child's neck indicate?

    Is it true that this is a sign of type 2 diabetes in children?
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  • Dung Pham

    Dietitian

    Dung is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who currently works in Community Health and Private Practice as a HACC/CH dietitian and Health Coach. She has also … View Profile

    The medical tern for this is acanthosis nigricans. It is often a sign of insulin resistance a factor which is apart of the metabolic symdome and something that predisposes people including children to developing diabetes in the long term.

    Seeking assistance from a medical practitioner, possibly taking some blood tests might also be useful.

    from a dietary prespective insulin resistance can be managed by weight management, healthy eating principles and also physical activity. seeing a dietitian for a more comprehensive assessment is advised.

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