With the rising rates of childhood obesity in the U.S., reports suggest that an increasing number of children in the U.S. now have Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM), a disease which was once believed to occur only in adults. Screening tests are important tools for both disease detection and for disease prevention in the case of T2DM.
Dr. Adler's clinical and research interest is in the care of children and adolescents with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease). His research focus is on developing strategies to individualize patient care to improve short and long-term outcomes and improve health related quality of life.
Research from the National Poll on Children's Health
Half of parents said their young child age 2-5 was afraid of going to the doctor. 1 in 5 parents said it was hard to concentrate on what the doctor or nurse was saying because their young child was scared or upset. 1 in 25 parents had postponed a vaccine for their young child due to fear of doctor visits. Parents prepared their young child for a doctor’s visit by educating (with books, shows, or explanations) or placating (promising a treat or no shots).