More and More U.S. Kids Being Diagnosed With Diabetes


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May 24, 2021
Prevalence of type 2 diabetes among American youth has nearly doubled over the past 20 years, a new study found.

Since the turn of the century, the estimated prevalence of type 2 diabetes among Americans ages 10 to 19 years increased by a relative 95.3% (95% CI 77.0%-115.4%), reported Jean Lawrence, ScD, MPH, MSSA, of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases in Bethesda, Maryland, and colleagues.