Type 1 Soars in Young Kids, Study Shows
Type 1 diabetes is on the rise, according to researchers who studied 20 years of data on Philadelphia children up to age 14. The frequency of diabetes diagnoses rose by a third in all kids, but the two-decade difference was even more pronounced in younger children. In kids under age 4, the rate of diabetes diagnoses rose by 70 percent. In African American kids alone, that rate jumped by 200 percent. The researchers aren't sure why diabetes may be increasing at such a rate in younger children.
Source: Diabetes Care, published online Jan. 22, 2013