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Type 2 diabetes in children: The problem is big, and it is getting bigger
Back in the day, type 2 diabetes was called adult-onset diabetes, because no one was diagnosed with it until they were well into middle age or older. In 1997, however, the condition was renamed type 2 diabetes, because younger people were being diagnosed. From 2001 to 2009, there was a 30.5 percent increase in type 2 diabetes in youth. There are now an estimated 5,000 new cases per year in the United States. Type 1 diabetes (formerly called juvenile-onset) has always occurred in children, and it is not yet known how to prevent it. This article focuses on the rapidly ...