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Rates of diabetes in American children in 1990 were around 3%, current figures estimate that children make up 45% of diabetic cases. The increase in incidence of diabetes is attributed to obesity, poor eating habits and bad diets. With earlier onset of diabetes, risk of complications such as heart disease and limb amputation due to diabetic neuropathy and vascular disease occur at a younger age. Diabetes can be avoided with exercise, a healthy diet, avoidance of overeating and education of parents and children.
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About: Diabetes in children demanding education
Date: 17 July 2005
Source: Nursing Standard
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