According to Renal & Urology News, young children with type 2 diabetes are more likely to show signs of complications from the disease than those with type 1. This information was taken from Journal of American Medical Association.
In the study, doctors were able to determine that children with type 2 diabetes were three times more likely to show early signs of kidney disease. Also, they were two times more likely for retinopathy and hypertension, and four times greater in arterial stiffness.
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“The one big difference in the kids with type 1 and type 2 was obesity. When we controlled the data for obesity, there was no longer an excess of complications for type 2 diabetes,” – Lead author Dana Dabelea, MD, PhD, a professor of epidemiology and pediatrics at the Colorado School of Public Health in Aurora
The good news is that, according to the report, most of the complications were in the early or subclinical stage, but it’s important that we are educated in the fight against diabetes. It’s our passion and if it is yours too, help us by joining the fight with us! We would love your help!
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