Kids and teens at risk for type 2 diabetes.
One of my favorite things to do is speak to our kids and youth about the affects of type 2 diabetes. I also love telling them how to avoid getting type 2 diabetes through healthy eating and getting more exercise.
Type 2 diabetes is becoming increasingly common in the U.S. Kids and teens especially those who are overweight. There are some studies that report between 8% and 45 % of children who’ve been diagnose with diabetes have the form known as type 2.
Diabetes is a chronic condition and needs close attention, with some piratical knowledge, you can become your child’s most important ally when it comes to learning to live with this disease.
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Most people who develop type 2 diabetes are overweight. Excess fat makes it harder for the cells to respond to insulin. Being inactive makes the body’s ability to respond to insulin. Once only known as adult- onset diabetes because it almost exclusively affected adults that were overweight. Today that description is not accurate. Kids and teens are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, unfortunately most of these kids are overweight.
Have hope!! With better diet and exercise you can help your child avoid having your child ever hear the words you have type 2 diabetes.
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