Skip to content

Study: Kids with diabetes took a giant step forward between 2000 and 2009

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
5/5/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Type 2 diabetes makes dramatic 30 percent increase

It's a distressing statistic which points to increasing bad nutrition. A new study has found that the prevalence of diabetes in children shot up dramatically between 2000 and 2009. Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease, climbed 21 percent from 2000 to 2009, to 1.93 per 1,000 children. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes, associated with obesity jumped more than 30 percent in the same period, to a rate of 0.46 per 1,000 kids.

There is hope. Doctors have made major progress in treating type 1 diabetes and preventing complications.

There is hope. Doctors have made major progress in treating type 1 diabetes and preventing complications.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
5/5/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Health

Keywords: Diabetes, Tpe 1, Type 2, children, obesity


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The bad news came in the form of a study presented Saturday at the Pediatric Academic Societies' meeting in Vancouver, Canada. Nearly 167,000 children and teens younger than 20 have type 1 diabetes, while more than 20,000 have type 2.

"These increases are serious," study author Dana Dabelea of the Colorado School of Public Health in Aurora, Colorado, says. "Every new case means a lifetime burden of difficult and costly treatment and higher risk of early, serious complications."

Shop for mom today. Buy her a gift she'll love!

Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the research, called the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study, included three million children and adolescents in different regions of the U.S.

However, the researchers acknowledge that the study doesn't include information from the last five years.

"We don't know what happened in the last five years . Most likely, things have gotten worse."

Type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, occurs when the pancreas makes little or no insulin, a hormone that the body needs to let sugar to enter cells and produce energy.

In type 2 diabetes, which was formerly known as "adult-onset" diabetes, the body becomes resistant to the effects of insulin or doesn't make enough insulin.

There is hope. Doctors have made major progress in treating type 1 diabetes and preventing complications. Children who develop type 2 diabetes face serious risks, which are compounded by the fact that most are already obese. Together, obesity and diabetes increase their lifetime risk of heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, blindness and amputations.

Diabetes affects 25.8 million people of all ages in the U.S., or about 8.3 percent of the population, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health.

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for JUNE 2017
National Leaders.
That national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade, which victimizes so many innocent people.


Comments


More Health

111 DEAD - Death toll mounts under California suicide law, will the children and elderly be next? Watch

Image of California law now allows doctors to kill their patients.

During the first six months that California has allowed doctors to violate their Hippocratic oath by poisoning patients, 111 people have ... continue reading


British Medical Association considers abortion until birth! 1,500 providers sign letter opposing measure Watch

Image of A protestor prays as the BMA debates Measure 50.

Doctors in England are protesting a change in abortion policy that could see abortions performed up until birth. About 1,500 medical ... continue reading


When it comes to healthcare reform, listen to our bishops! Watch

Image of Bishops of the USCCB with Pope Benedict XVI.

The bishops of the Church in the United States have sent a letter to all 100 senators, asking them to be mindful of their concerns when ... continue reading


How can the Catholic Church help the addicted generation? Watch

Image of An increasing number of young people are dying from the overuse of drugs and alcohol.

Young Americans are dying at a rate not seen since the Vietnam War. Greenwich, Connecticut (CNA/EWTN News) - But they are not dying in ... continue reading


Scientists find that belief in God helps people with type 2 diabetes Watch

Image of Belief in God may help people who suffer from type 2 diabetes.

Belief in God may help people avoid type 2 diabetes, and help others with the disease to do better. The conclusion comes as a shock to ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.