Feedback on Children with Diabetes

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Video from Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

TITLE: Teens taking on type 1 diabetes (1)diabetes type 1 and 2



About Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).  

“JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our strength lies in our exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D.” (2)  You can read more about JDRF here on the link provided. (3)

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Diabetes in the 20 years and under group on the rise!

The article entitled, Diabetes is on the rise in America’s kids and the experts don’t know why and were printed on April 14, 2017. The emphasis of the article, written by Sean Rossman for USA TODAY, was placed on a new study highlighting newly diagnosed diabetics 20 years and younger from 2002-2012. The following 4 paragraphs are the closing ones in the article.

  1. “The study, published Friday in the New England Journal of Medicine, showed higher rates of diabetes diagnoses among minorities. Type 2 diabetes, which the CDC stated makes up about 90% to 95% of diagnosed diabetes cases, rose by 8.5% in Asian Americans ages 10-19. Blacks in the same age group saw a 6.3% increase, followed by a 3.1% bump in Hispanics and whites at fewer than a 1% increase.” (4)
  2.  “Hispanics saw the biggest rate increase of Type 1 diabetes with a 4.2% increase, followed by blacks at 2.2% and whites at 1.2%.” (5)
  3.  “In terms of gender, girls and women 10-19 saw a 6.2% increase in Type 2 diabetes, while men and boys of the same age experienced a 3.7% increase. Across all age groups, Type 1 diabetes increased 2.2% in males and 1.4% in females.” (6)
  4. “CDC epidemiologist Dr. Giuseppina Imperatore said those who develop diabetes at a young age are at risk of developing complications from the disease earlier, lowering their quality of life, shortening life expectancy and increasing health care costs.” (7)  You can view the entire article here including a 55-second video overview! (8)