Certain kids with diabetes are most at risk for excess weight

June 30, 2014

By Allison Bond Children and teens with type 1 diabetes are already at increased risk for becoming overweight or obese, but certain traits make the odds even higher, according to […]

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Preemie birth linked to higher insulin levels in kids

April 7, 2014

By Randy Dotinga Based on tests of newborns and young children, a new study suggests that premature babies could face a higher risk of diabetes much later in life. The […]

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Diabetes rates rise with food prices, as healthy options get too expensive

March 19, 2014

By Matthew Mientka A new study suggests blood sugar levels among people with diabetes may rise with food prices, as consumers are priced out of the healthy foods market. Researchers […]

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Diabetes risk tied to weight gain in youth

November 25, 2013

By Michael Smith The risk of developing diabetes in adulthood is associated with weight in adolescence and weight gain during the teens and early 20s, researchers reported. In a longitudinal cohort […]

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Vitamin D may lower diabetes risk in obese children and adolescents, study finds

March 29, 2013

Childhood and adolescent obesity rates in the United States have increased dramatically in the past three decades. Being obese puts individuals at greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes, a […]

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Obese states: The highest and lowest rates of obesity, by state

March 18, 2013

The obesity rate in the United States is, on a whole, staying steady, according to a new Gallup-Healthways report. The report shows that the obesity rate was 26.2 percent in 2012, which […]

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CDC projects huge diabetes jump in kids, teens

November 26, 2012

By Salynn Boyles, Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD The number of children and teens with type 1 and type 2 diabetes is expected to spike dramatically in the next 40 years, creating what […]

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