About 415 million people worldwide have the disease, which is costly to treat but can be prevented
TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Close to 13 million American children and teens are obese, and new
research shows they may be four times more likely than kids with a healthy weight to develop type 2 diabetes by age 25.
Between 2002 and 2005, there were 3,600 cases a year of type 2 diabetes among U.S. kids and teens, according to the Endocrine Society’s Endocrine Facts and Figures report. A large study of British children produced similar results, the researchers noted.