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21% Increased Prevalence of Type 1 Diabetes in American Children

The JAMA Report

Type 1 diabetes is a life-long condition, usually requiring patients to inject themselves with insulin every day for the rest of their life. Type 2 diabetes can also be a life-long issue requiring close monitoring and medication if lifestyle changes aren’t effective. Both types of diabetes are now affecting more and more American children. A new study examined the prevalence of diabetes over an eight year period in America’s youth. Catherine Dolf explains in this week’s JAMA Report.

Read the study in JAMA.