A 20-year-old male asked:
Is a 13 year old that is 150 pounds (overweight) and 5 foot 4 - what are the chances of getting diabetes. my doctor is not worried but i am worried.
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Pediatrics 34 years experience
Healthy eating !: This not a quick answer.
A combination of healthy eating and routine exercise/activity is the key to prevention of Type 2 diabetes.
Low glycemic carb. food are better in general for all in preventing long term insulin resistance.
Obesity certainly is a risk factor.
So although not a worry, in is always good to act and take care of young adults, and practice this lifestyle a s a family.
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Last updated Sep 29, 2016
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