Report: 1 in 4 kids on path to diabetes

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Posted on May 26, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Updated Friday, May 25 at 1:36 PM

One out of every four youth is diabetic or pre-diabetic. That's according to a new report in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The study looked at people younger than 20-years-old.

Alarmingly, children from infants to four years old were more likely to have a serious diabetic condition.

But, the number of diabetics between 15 to19-years-old has gone down.

More than half the patients had to be hospitalized at diagnosis.
 

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