Researchers 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.
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