Diabetes Forecast

The Healthy Living Magazine

Diabetes on the Rise in Youth


Research news from the American Diabetes Association 72nd Scientific Sessions
June 8–12, 2012 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Between 2001 and 2009, diabetes rates among people under 20 increased significantly in the United States, according to the largest study ever of childhood diabetes. Type 1 among young children and teens increased by 23 percent, while type 2 increased by 21 percent. Type 1 diabetes remains far more common in this age group, at 2.1 cases per 1,000 people, than type 2, at 0.36 cases per 1,000.


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