Rising #Trend of #Diabetes in #Kids

diabeteskidsResearchers are baffled as to why the incidence of diabetes has been increasing in kids. It’s not just type 2 diabetes, either; type 1 diabetes is making its mark, too. Studies between 2002 and 2012 for both types of diabetes are on the rise. Does anybody remember that the diagnosing HbA1c for diabetes was lowered at some point during that decade? Wouldn’t that be a reason more kids are being diagnosed? Not too be sarcastic but you can catch more whales with a butterfly net, no? If you’ve been in “the game” for a while, the clinical guidelines for diabetes diagnosis have shifted over the years. HbA1c values for diagnosis threshold in 2002 and 2012 respectively were 7.0 and 6.5. It’s quite possible that people have had blood sugars in the “diabetic” range all along but these changes of guidelines have identified either insulin deficit in Type 1 diabetes or insulin resistance in Type 2 diabetes. That’s just my opinion. I’m not a doctor but I’ve spent decades toying with logic to make sense of this quagmire. Not gonna lie It’s still puzzling.

Help Dip a Stick for Diabetes, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, achieve our mission to encourage everybody to know their diabetes status. Subscribe for free here or by texting DIPASTICK to 22828 and respond with your email. Shop Amazon and they pay the nonprofit for referring you. Donations can be made through PayPal.

About Allie Beatty

Allie's Voice is where I put my thoughts on health news. I have Type 1 diabetes but I talk about things that apply to everybody. Reach me on Twitter @AlliesVoice. Subscribe for free to Allie's Voice weekend e-news to support the nonprofit, Dip a Stick® for Diabetes. Learn more at www.dipastick.org.
This entry was posted in allie's voice, allies voice about diabetes, baby health, diabetes, diabetes consulting, Dip a Stick for Diabetes, google news, health news, nonprofit and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>