Diabetes Rates Skyrocket in Kids and Teens
Rates of diabetes in U.S. children have jumped sharply in just eight years, according to new research.
The prevalence of type 1 diabetes increased 21 percent between 2001 and 2009. At the same time, rates of type 2 diabetes rose 30.5 percent, the study found.
These increases affected both boys and girls, and nearly all racial groups, the researchers noted.
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