Diabetes rates rise in kids

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CHICAGO, IL – New research shows serious spikes in diabetes rates in kids.

A report published in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, shows that from 2001 to 2009, Type 2 shot up 30% in kids between 10 and 19-years-old. That kind of the disease used to be known as adult-onset.

The study also showed a 21% rise in kids with Type 1 diabetes.

It’s all expected to have a serious effect on public health. Diabetes complications include eye disease, kidney disease, heart disease and amputations.

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