Diabetes rates skyrocket in kids and teens

May 5, 2014   // 0 Comments

Article courtesy of USA TODAY via "The Rundown" The prevalence of diabetes in children shot up dramatically between 2000 and 2009, a new study shows. The amount of type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease, climbed 21% from 2000 to 2009, to 1.93 per 1,000 children. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes - which is associated with obesity - jumped more than 30% in the same period, to a rate of 0.46 per...

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