what do you think are the reasons for the increase in the rate of childhood diabetes?

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what do you think are the reasons for the increase in the rate of childhood diabetes?

Postby Rita » Sat May 28, 2016 10:43 am

Diabetes has been on the rise continuously worldwide and its one the rise more in children too? Understandably Parents want to protect their kids from everything and diabetes, of course. But how can you prevent your child from getting diabetes? what are the causes for the increase in diabetes in children?

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Re: what do you think are the reasons for the increase in the rate of childhood diabetes?

Postby Susan » Sat May 28, 2016 10:49 am

Doctors have been warning for some time that our increasingly sedentary lifestyles are leading us down the slippery slope towards the huge obesity problem that plagues America - and the rest of the world related health risks diabetes brings.

For the very first time in Britain Caucasian kids suffering from a dangerous type of diabetes have been detected by scientists. And obesity will be to blame. Adults over 40 normally only affect. A few of Afro Caribbean and Asian kids - who are genetically more prone to the illness - have been detected with the disease in the united kingdom before.

But scientists now consider the latest findings, in the Royal Hospital for Children in Bristol, indicate that hundreds of children all over the nation may be secretly suffering from or developing the disease. The side effects of the illness are serious. It increases the sufferer's chance of heart disease by up to five times, is one of the leading reasons for kidney failure and the leading source of blindness in the UK. To make matters worse, the symptoms of the kind of the illness can be quite light - and kids are less likely to recognize them than grownups.

A hormone called insulin typically controls the amount of glucose in the blood, but this can send your blood sugar levels sky high if your body does not produce enough insulin,. Type one typically occurs in young individuals and is caused when cells in the pancreas that produce insulin have been destroyed. Scientists don't realize why these cells are destroyed, although much research is into this.

Type one diabetes is generally treated with insulin shots. Type two diabetes happens when the body no longer responds to its own insulin or stops producing enough of the hormone. It's treated with pills insulin injections or a balanced diet and/or.

Doctors consider that obesity would be to blame for the alarming new trend in children afflicted by type two diabetes. It's thought that fat starts to block the receptors in the cells that normally operate with insulin. If these become blocked diabetes develops.

'Our children needs more exercise and a healthier diet. Unless we take action now we create a new group at high risk of diabetes and will follow the American example. The potential long-term impact of this is daunting, both in terms of impact on the kids and the cost of coping with it.'

The good news is there's a simple way to prevent and treat the illness: losing weight through exercise and diet. ' Even if your child is identified as having diabetes, if they begin to eat more healthily and exercise and therefore lose weight the condition can be controlled by them,' says Simon.

For type 2, the researchers looked at an organization of nearly 2 million kids. In 2001, adolescents and 588 children had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. By 2009, 819 children and teenagers had type 2, a jump of 30.5 percent, the researchers found. The ethnic groups that did not find an increase in type 2 were Asian Pacific Islanders and American Indians.

"Historically, type 1 diabetes was considered a disease that affects mainly white youth; however, our findings highlight the increasing burden of type 1 diabetes experienced by youth of minority racial/ethnic groups too," the authors wrote.

The increase for both types of diabetes was found among boys and girls and among whites, blacks and Hispanics. The biggest increase in both kinds of diabetes was among those 15 through 19 years of age, the researchers noted.

Of the study, Dr. Robert Ratner, chief medical and scientific officer for the American Diabetes Association, said, "The total prevalence of diabetes is going to grow increasingly, because we've done so much better in keeping these people alive, they are going to live more. In addition , we know they're going to continue to incur costs for complications."

Diabetes will be a major healthcare issue over the next two decades, he predicted. "There's a have to pay more attention to the prevention of diabetes, because we have been not going in order to care for each of these people," Ratner said.

"Type 1 diabetes is apparently on the rise among teens, nearly double what it was once," he said. "There's something that is acting as a cause for the immune system to go insane, because type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder."

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Re: what do you think are the reasons for the increase in the rate of childhood diabetes?

Postby Tommy More » Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:39 pm

Obesity = heart disease, dyslipidemia, hypertension and diabetes.
An excessive intake of carbohydrates and fats leads to disruption of normal metabolism and the accumulation of deposits in the body. These metabolic effects lead to true long-term health problems including diabetes. I have many friends who are facing this problem and I try every day to take them from the computer to do some exercise.
I recommend to parents to consult a specialist: a nutritionist, an endocrinologist, a pediatrician or a family physician and comply with competent advice. To offer children less pasta, fried foods as few and their children to do as much movement as possible!

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what do you think are the reasons for the increase in the rate of childhood diabetes

Postby Olga k » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:14 pm

What a great idea

I would also go classic- think Goosebumps, Animorphs etc. You can probably find them quite cheaply on E-bay.

You are such a fantastic big sister
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what do you think are the reasons for the increase in the rate of childhood diabetes

Postby RichardGhval » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:59 am

Mine is to develope my intuition in a way that isnt "stop-start" but in a more flowing way.. one step after another applied to a couple of things going on in my life.

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Postby Wilefored » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:49 pm

Nice thread, very informative.

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what do you think are the reasons for the increase in the rate of childhood diabetes

Postby PoMa k » Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:56 pm

Hi. Newly diagnosed.

So, heres what I dont understand. If things like low thyroid and palpitations are caused by adrenal insufficiency, why, once you get on the replacement meds, shouldnt you be able to get off of the meds you are on for all of those other things?

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what do you think are the reasons for the increase in the rate of childhood diabetes

Postby LarryknobreUttetry » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:07 pm

Objective:Eliminating health disparities is a national priority, but progress has been difficult because of racial/ethnic differences in insurance coverage and access to healthcare. We investigated whether there were differences in diabetes care in the VA — where healthcare access should be relatively uniform.
Research Design and Methods:A1c and plasma glucose were compared before/after diagnosis of diabetes.
Results:
Data were available for 1,456 black and 2,624 white veterans who met criteria for consistent primary care. Over 4-5 years before and after diagnosis, blacks had similar glucose and 0.2 higher A1c levels compared to whites, and A1c differences could be attributed to glucose-independent associations between race and A1c. Blacks and whites also had comparable intervals between diagnostic-level hyperglycemia and diagnosis, and between diagnosis and drug initiation. However, A1c was higher in blacks at the time of diagnosis 7.8 vs. 7.1, and at initiation of pharmacotherapy 8.5 vs. 7.8, both p


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