Type 1 Diabetes Increasing Among White American Kids

October 27, 2014 8:05 PM

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Type 1 Diabetes Increasing Among White American Kids

MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of type 1 diabetes has increased substantially among elementary school-age white children in the United States, a new study shows.

The study of young white people found nearly 6,000 new cases diagnosed in teens and kids ages 19 and younger between 2002 and 2009. Youngsters between 5 and 9 years old accounted for most new cases, while no increase was seen among kids younger than 4, the authors said. Boys were slightly more affec...

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