Health & Fitness

More children developing diabetes linked to obesity

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Posted: 15/06/22 - 13:14
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Doctors are seeing a "very concerning climb" in the number of children developing type-2 diabetes, a charity is warning.

Diabetes UK says high obesity levels could be to blame and poor diets linked to the cost of living crisis could make a bad situation even worse.

Data suggests the impact is being disproportionately seen in deprived regions of England and Wales.

Four in 10 young people with type-2 diabetes are from disadvantaged areas.

This compares with one out of every 19 in the most affluent.

More than one in 10 children is already obese by the time they are old enough to start school.

Being overweight or obese significantly increases the risk of type-2 diabetes. Other risk factors include family history and ethnicity.

I Call True: Killing them with kindness or bad parenting or circumstance and just trying to make ends meet and put food on the table?

I think a mix of all 3 of the above but a worrying trend that will break the back of the NHS unless something is done about it

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15 days
2 upvotes
With healthy food getting all the more expensive and parents not being taught how to cook from scratch, coupled with the ease of takeaway delivery, this was always bound to happen.
15 days
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Easy true on this as the culture of "do as i want with no consequences" seems ever more prevalent.
17 days
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You quite literally are what you eat and drink and we as a nation are eating and drinking too much of the wrong stuff whilst not exercising enough