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Type 2 Diabetes in Children

Overview of Type 2 Diabetes in Children

Type 2 diabetes is a common health issue. In children, this chronic condition may affect how their bodies process glucose or sugar. If left untreated, high levels of blood sugar may result in more serious problems in the long term. Although type 2 diabetes happens more often in adults, this health issue has been more prevalent in children due to the rise of obesity. Fortunately, many measures can be taken to help prevent diabetes and improve the symptoms. [1]