Type 1 And 2 Diabetes On Rise Among American Kids: Study

April 16, 2017 9:21 am1 commentViews: 91

More and more kids in America are being diagnosed with diabetes and the cause is yet to be known.

It is reported surge of both, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, have been diagnosed between 2002 and 2012.

The Type 2 diabetes associated with obesity was on rise by about 5 percent each year between the period and the Type 1 cases was up by 2 percent every year.

The Type 1 diabetes is most common among young people.

The study was funded by National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The researchers add it is not very clear what is causing sharp rise.

Senior advisor for childhood diabetes research at NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Dr. Barbara Linder, said many more questions have arose with the new findings.

Linder added, “The differences among racial and ethnic groups and between genders raise many questions. We need to understand why the increase in rates of diabetes development varies so greatly and is so concentrated in specific racial and ethnic groups.”

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