Expert Point of View: Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH

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Discussant Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH, Professor of Epidemiology at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, underscored the study’s findings: Diabetes that follows pediatric cancers is not consistent with an autoimmune disorder.

“That’s really good news in my book,” said Dr. Schmitz, “because there is a broad availability of nonpharmacologic, health, and behavioral lifestyle interventions demonstrated to be effective for diabetes and prediabetes, most pointedly the Diabetes Prevention Program.” ■

Disclosure: Dr. Schmitz reported no potential conflicts of interest.

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