Child Diabetes: Could You Spot The Signs?
[Source: Medical News Today]
With more than a third of diabetes cases in the US occurring in people over the age ge of 65, the illness is often referred to as an age-related condition. But around 208,000 children and adolescents are estimated to have diabetes, and this number is increasing.
A study found that incidence of type 1 diabetes in children aged up to 9 years increased by 21% between 2001 and 2009.
Type 1 diabetes is the most common form of the condition among children and adolescents. A 2009 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that type 1 diabetes prevalence stands at 1.93 in every 1,000 children and adolescents, while type 2 diabetes affects 0.24 in every 1,000.
Earlier this year, Medical News Today reported on a study published in JAMA revealing that rates of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes have increased significantly among American children and teenagers.
The study found that incidence of type 1 diabetes in children aged up to 9 years increased by 21% between 2001 and 2009, while incidence of type 2 diabetes among youths aged 10-19 years rose by 30.5%.
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