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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Type 2 Diabetes Onset | In Obese Youngsters

Obese youngsters worldwide is found exposed to so-called ‘adult-onset’ or type 2 diabetes and later lead to a higher risk of kidney disease and death by middle age. This so-called ‘adult-onset’ also will be more prevalent than ‘juvenile onset’ or type 1 diabetes within 10 years, the study from the National Institutes of Health said.

It is because, whoever developed diabetes in younger age will give diabetes more time to be destructive to the body than those who develop it later, in middle age or older. As results, the youngsters will face other diabetes complications such as vision loss, kidney damage and heart disease in younger age.

Even if type 2 diabetes can be treated with diet, exercise, weight loss and insulin replacement but, the study concluded that the youngsters "may heave a significant economic and public health impact because individuals with ‘youth-onset diabetes mellitus’ who develop diabetic kidney disease have a high morbidity during their peak productive years and may require increased and sustained health services".

Via: The Star