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One-Third of U.S. Youth Not Physically Fit
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2006
Approximately one-third of boys and girls age 12 to 19 in the United States do not meet standards for physical fitness. Low physical fitness during adolescence tends to track into adulthood, so it becomes obvious why we are seeing more kids with type 2 diabetes.

Overweight Youths Should be Treated for Obesity Much Earlier to Prevent Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Watchful waiting when faced with overweight preschoolers and elementary school children is poor pediatric practice.

Most Children With Type 1 Diabetes Can Achieve Good Glycemic Control
Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2006
In clinical practice, more than two-thirds of children with type 1 diabetes who receive intensive treatment are able to attain glycemic targets.

Diabetic Youths Have Multiple Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Children and adolescents with diabetes commonly have additional risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a new report.

Study Backs Pill Use for Neonatal Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2006
The small number of diabetics who were diagnosed early in infancy may be spared a lifetime of insulin shots, according to new research.

Diabetes Prevalence Outstrips National Growth Rate and More
Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2006
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a 50% increase in the prevalence of diabetes from 1997 to 2004.

Diabetes Drug Adherence Lower for African Americans
Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2006
African-Americans with type 2 diabetes appear to be less likely than whites to take prescribed medications.

Early-onset Of Diabetes Associated With Increased Risk Of Kidney Disease And Death Before Age 55
Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2006
Onset of type 2 diabetes before age 20 is associated with a substantially increased risk of end-stage kidney disease and death between 25 and 55 years of age.

1 In 5 Youth With Diabetes Has Heart Risk
Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2006
Overall roughly 20 percent of young people with diabetes (92% in those with type 2 and 14% in those with type 1) experience at least two additional cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to a new study.

Obese Girls Risk a Threefold Risk for Early Death as Adults
Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2006
Females who are obese during adolescence are much more likely to die before they become elderly than slim counterparts, researchers report.

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