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Why are more children being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes now?

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Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Obesity

An epidemic of obesity, poor dietary choices and physical inactivity are largely responsible.

In brief: Obesity

An epidemic of obesity, poor dietary choices and physical inactivity are largely responsible.
Dr. Martin Bress
Dr. Martin Bress
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Poor choices

DM 2 is a condition where the body has a need for insulin that outpaces their ability to make it.
This occurs as they become obese and consume a diet heavy in carbohydrates. Some consume "low fat" items thinking that will help avoid getting fatter, but don't realize the low fat = high carbs that will turn to fat quickly if they don't need it that day.

In brief: Poor choices

DM 2 is a condition where the body has a need for insulin that outpaces their ability to make it.
This occurs as they become obese and consume a diet heavy in carbohydrates. Some consume "low fat" items thinking that will help avoid getting fatter, but don't realize the low fat = high carbs that will turn to fat quickly if they don't need it that day.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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