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Diabetes in Children & Teens: The following articles answer some important questions about diabetes in kids including:
– What are some statistics on diabetes in children and teens?
– What are the unique issues children face when managing diabetes?
– What types of diabetes can children and teens have?
– How can healthcare professionals best serve children and teens with diabetes?

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

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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