Your children are more likely to have diabetes if they are overweight. Over the past three decades, the number of kids who are considered obese has increased dramatically in the United States. More children and adolescents are being diagnosed today with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Previously, type 2 diabetes mellitus wasn’t seen until adulthood. Keep kids fit and act early by incorporating healthy practices into their lives from day one.
The American Academy of Pediatrics provides recommendations to help manage T2DM among individuals 10-18 years old. Some of the methods to prevent and treat type 2 Diabetes go hand and hand:
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