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.