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If my son eats a ton of junk food, how likely is he to get diabetes, he is 12yo?
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Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Family history, ethnicity, bmi, activity, puberty, gender --- all play important roles besides junk food in causing type 2 diabetes at this age.

In brief: Depends
Family history, ethnicity, bmi, activity, puberty, gender --- all play important roles besides junk food in causing type 2 diabetes at this age.
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
If your son is only 12 years old, he should not be exposed to 'junk food'. It is your responsiblilty to instill good eating habit now as they will stay with him for the rest of his life.
Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: depends...
If he becomes obese, the likelihood to develop type 2 diabetes is certainly high.
The chance is even higher if the affected child belongs to ethnic minority or has first degree relative with type 2 diabetes. Besides, he should be encouraged to take enough dairy products and vitamin d for his bone health.

In brief: depends...
If he becomes obese, the likelihood to develop type 2 diabetes is certainly high.
The chance is even higher if the affected child belongs to ethnic minority or has first degree relative with type 2 diabetes. Besides, he should be encouraged to take enough dairy products and vitamin d for his bone health.
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics
In brief: Avoid
No juice from now on if he want whole fruit is healthier and tastier.

In brief: Avoid
No juice from now on if he want whole fruit is healthier and tastier.
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