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is diabetes in children common?

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Dr. John Manzella
46 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
No : Type I (Juvenile Diabetes) affects a small, yet growing number of children in the United States. It is due to an autoimmune phenomenon where the pancreas ceases to produce insulin. Type II (adult onset) is becoming a growing concern among morbidly obese adolescents which leads insulin resistance. The body can not produce enough insulin to meet the demands.
Answered on Apr 25, 2017
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