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Sharp Increase in Number of Children With Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, Study Finds

The New York Times reports on new research in JAMA that has found that the rates of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in children have increased dramatically since 2001. Research looked at data from over 3 million children and found that the incidence of Type 1 diabetes has increased by 21% and of Type 2 diabetes, 30% since 2001. Experts say one of the most concerning points is that there have been large increases in Black and Hispanic populations and that “minority youths are far less likely to control their high blood sugar, and more likely to have complications like eye disease, kidney disease, heart disease and amputations.” Diabetes is also more difficult to treat in children and more concerning because they have their reproductive years ahead of them.

Read it in The New York Times.

Read the study in JAMA.