Doctors are seeing more and more cases of Type II Diabetes (previously called “Adult-Onset Diabetes”) which is a self-induced condition caused by a long history of heavily consuming processed and refined sugars. Obesity rates have risen in tandem with soda (soft drinks) consumption, and these days many children are affected by Type 2 Diabetes.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases among children in the U.S. In the last two decades, Type 2 diabetes has been reported among U.S. children and adolescents with increasing frequency. Type 2 diabetes begins when the body develops a resistance to insulin and no long uses the insulin properly. As the need for insulin rises, the pancreas gradually loses its ability to produce sufficient amounts of insulin to regulate blood sugar. For more information, visit www.searchfordiabetes.org/public/dsphome.cfm. (To be continued)