Youth Diabetes Rate Has Increased Substantially

Published Online: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Follow Pharmacy_Times:
The prevalence of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in US children and adolescents increased significantly from 2001 through 2009, according to the results of a large study published in the May 7, 2014, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The study estimated changes in the prevalence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes among more than 3 million children younger than 20 years. From 2001 to 2008, the prevalence of type 1 diabetes, after adjustment, increased 21.1%. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes also increased among multiple subgroups during the study period. After adjustment, the proportion of children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes increased 30.5%. Increases in the prevalence of type 1 diabetes are most likely due to rising disease incidence, the authors note, while increases in type 2 diabetes prevalence may be due to changes in population risk, such as minority population growth, obesity, and exposure to diabetes in utero.

Related Articles
Xigduo XR combines 2 anti-hyperglycemic agents with complementary mechanisms of action.
Women who develop gestational diabetes mellitus tend to have daughters who become obese later in childhood.
Draft guidance by the United States Preventive Services Task Force advocates screening patients with certain risk factors for impaired glucose tolerance to delay or prevent the onset of, and long-term damage due to, T2DM.
The rate of type 1 diabetes mellitus among non-Hispanic white youth increased significantly over an 8-year period.
Latest Issues
$auto_registration$