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Diabetes rates skyrocket in kids and teens.

The prevalence of diabetes in children shot up dramatically between 2000 and 2009, a new study shows. The amount of type 1 diabetes , an autoimmune disease, climbed 21% from 2000 to 2009, to 1.93 per 1,000 children.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

And that is only up to 2009. It’s probably worse now, which doesn’t bode well for future health care since once you have diabetes, you are 2-4 times more likely to develop heart disease and Alzheimer’s.

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