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October 2, 2006
One in 523 Young People Has Type 2 Diabetes
A study published in the journal Pediatrics claims that one in 523 Americans under the age of 20 have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
Type 1, or juvenile, diabetes is the form of the disease most often associated with children, but in recent years, type 2 cases have been found in children. Type 2 is usually diagnosed in older adults and is associated with a combination of genetic predisposition and obesity.