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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #15: Epidemiology and Geography of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Part 4 of 5

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Type 2 diabetes was historically a rare occurrence in children but recent studies have reported marked increases in the prevalence of T2DM in children. Type 2 diabetes was first reported in a population-based study in 1979 of American Indian children in Arizona. This American Indian community has one of the highest rates of T2DM in adults and obesity in both adults and children.

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