Study: Diabetes diagnoses on the rise for kids, teens
April 13, 2017 05:35 PM
Diabetes rates are on the rise among kids and teens.
The Centers for Disease Control reports new cases of Type 1 diabetes in children increased by nearly two percent each year from 2002 to 2012. Cases of Type 2 diabetes grew even more quickly, at nearly five percent each year.
The largest increases were among racial and ethnic minorities.
The reason for this is unclear, though researchers suspect environmental triggers may play a role in Type 1 diabetes, especially in people genetically predisposed.
Updated: April 13, 2017 05:35 PM
Created: April 13, 2017 05:04 PM
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