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Why Should Parents be Concerned about Type 2 Diabetes in Children?
Posted 12/3/19

 

Type 2 diabetes is being diagnosed at an alarming rate among children and adolescents. 

Risk factors include:

  • being overweight
  • unhealthy food choices (poor diet)
  • not being active (lack of exercise)
  • family history of diabetes

There is no cure for type 2 diabetes. Prevention, early detection and diagnosis are extremely important as type 2 diabetes can be prevented, managed and controlled with healthy lifestyle choices and medication, if needed. Preventing and managing type 2 diabetes may prevent long term damage to the blood vessels in the heart, kidneys, eyes and nerves.
 

Type 2 Diabetes parent brochure Download this brochure for more information:
  • What is Type 2 Diabetes?
  • Risk Factors
  • Warning Signs
  • What Health Professionals Know
  • Why Should Parents be Concerned?
  • Prevention
  • Screening
  • Treatment