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Possible To Predict Type 2 in Early Childhood
Posted: Friday, November 16, 2007
It may be possible to predict which kids are most likely to mature into adults with type 2 diabetes - and to nip that risk in the bud. A new study spotlights two key strategies.

Unique Idea: Have Government Subsidize Fruits and Vegetables
Posted: Friday, November 02, 2007
Doctors tell lawmakers to subsidize salads, vegetables and fruit, not fat don't exercise is going to cost them and the taxpayers, plus they will lose years from their lifespan.

75% of Children With Hypertension Are Undiagnosed
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
High blood pressure is something you may not associate with children, but some kids do have it, and it can mean serious health problems.

Maternal Hypoglycemia, Hyperglycemia Increases Risk to Fetus
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
Researchers call for re-evaluation of gestational diabetes diagnosis and treatment criteria.

No Diet Foods for Kids-Can Lead to Obesity
Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2007
A new study reveals low-calorie foods and drinks made to taste like high-calorie foods and drinks may actually lead to overeating and obesity. If you hope to curb the obesity epidemic in your children, don't feed them diet foods or drinks.

U.S. Survey Shows Uninsured Numbers 43.6 Million
Posted: Saturday, July 07, 2007
Just under 44 million Americans had no health insurance in 2006, according to a survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Diabetes Drug Use Triples for Girls
Posted: Friday, May 25, 2007
The number of adolescent girls taking drugs for Type 2 diabetes nearly tripled in just five years.

Type 2 Diabetes Often Asymptomatic in Children
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2007
The overall prevalence of type 2 diabetes has increased 5-fold in the United States since the 1960s, and children and adolescents are among those affected. However, children often exhibit no symptoms.
Therefore, physicians need to be alert for this disease in children and open to the possibility that patients in their 20s might be suffering from the long-term complications of preexisting type 2 disease.

Mortality Markedly Increased in Children With Celiac Disease
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Long-term all-cause mortality rates among people diagnosed with celiac disease in childhood are threefold higher than population mortality rates.

First Person Gets New Vaccine Against Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2007
A Melbourne 11-year old schoolboy is the first person in the world to take a pioneering vaccine against diabetes.

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