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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Number of children hospitalized for Type 2 diabetes soars

My friend just sent me this link from Yahoo News that reports a 200% rise in the number of children hospitalized with complications from Type 2 diabetes.

Experts quoted in the article link the increase to the epidemic of childhood obesity, which seems to get worse each day. But a couple of people question the validity of the study's findings. One doc questioned whether the children were properly diagnosed. Another points out that the distinction between Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes has only been around since 1997, meaning the "soaring" numbers could just be from increased recognition rather than increased incidence.

Check out the link and tell your thoughts.

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