Several inaccuracies occurred in the American Academy of Pediatrics “Clinical Practice Guideline: Management of Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) in Children and Adolescents” published in the February 2013 issue of Pediatrics (2013;131:364–382).
On page 366 in the table of definitions, “Prediabetes” should be defined as “Fasting plasma glucose ≥100–125 mg/dL or 2-hour glucose concentration during an oral glucose tolerance test of ≥140 but <200 mg/dL or an HbA1c of 5.7% to 6.4%.”
On page 378, middle column, under “Reducing Screen Time,” the second sentence should read as follows: “The US Department of Health and Human Services reflects the American Academy of Pediatrics policies by recommending that individuals limit “screen time” spent watching television and/or using computers and handheld devices to <2 hours per day unless the use is related to work or homework.”79–81,83
Also on page 378, middle column, in the second paragraph under “Reducing Screen Time,” the fourth sentence should read: “Pending new data, the committee suggests that clinicians follow the policy statement ‘Children, Adolescents, and Television’ from the AAP Council on Communications and Media (formerly the Committee on Public Education).” The references cited in the next sentence should be 80–83.
Reference 82 should be replaced with the following reference: Barlow SE; Expert Committee. Expert committee recommendations regarding the prevention, assessment, and treatment of child and adolescent overweight and obesity: summary report. Pediatrics. 2007;120(suppl 4):S164–S192
Finally, a new reference 83 should be added: American Academy of Pediatrics, Council on Communications and Media. Policy statement: children, adolescents, obesity, and the media. Pediatrics. 2011;128(1):201–208
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