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type 2 diabetes in children

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price of type 2 diabetes The number of children is increasing. Childhood obesity is one of the main factors that cause type 2 diabetes in children. the study showed that children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes tend to come from marginalized communities and low-income families.

In type 2 diabetes, cells in the body do not respond to insulin; insulin resistance. A healthy weight and balanced diet are important to maintain as your child grows.

One in five children and adolescents is affected by: obesity. Obesity is not the main predictor of childhood type 2 diabetes, but other factors such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol can combine to lead to the diagnosis.

Children are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes if they have a sibling or family member with type 2 diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 75% of children with type 2 diabetes have a close relative with type 2 diabetes.

The Social Health Research Center program Approved by the Texas Education Agency. The Bienestar/Neema collaborative school health program targets children from preschool through eighth grade. This program examines children’s health behaviors at home, in the classroom, in the gym, and in school food services.

Why has the rate of type 2 diabetes increased in children? What health indicators lead to a diagnosis?

What dietary precautions can parents and guardians take to ensure children eat healthy meals? What can schools do to ensure children have healthy meals? Can it be done?

What programs are available to help low-income families affected by type 2 diabetes?


  • Lindsey Irvin, MD, P.A.; pediatrician Alamo Heights Pediatrics
  • Roberto P. Treviño, MD; Managing Director of Social Health Research Center
  • William H. Herman, MD, MPH; Professor of Diabetes, Internal Medicine, and Epidemiology University of Michigan; Former Chairman of the National Clinical Care Commission

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*This interview was recorded on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

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