Child diabetes: could you spot the signs?

November 5, 2014 4:14 PM

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Child diabetes: could you spot the signs?

Type 1 diabetes is the most common form of the condition among children and adolescents. A 2009 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that type 1 diabetes prevalence stands at 1.93 in every 1,000 children and adolescents, while type 2 diabetes affects 0.24 in every 1,000.

The study found that incidence of type 1 diabetes in children aged up to 9 years increased by 21% between 2001 and 2009, while incidence of type 2 diabetes among youths aged 10-19 years rose by 30.5%.

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