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Study tracks high rate of diabetes in Pima youth


A study being published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association tracks the development of diabetes among Pima youth in Arizona.

Researchers at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases have monitored Pima youth since 1965. It found that diabetics who developed the disease at an early age face a higher risk of kidney failure and death than those who developed it in middle age.

The average youth Type 2 diabetes case developed around age 17. But in one case, a 3 1/2-year-old child developed the disease.

Pima tribal members in Arizona are believed to have one of the highest rates of diabetes in the world.

Get the Story:
Type 2 diabetes more dangerous to young (AP 7/26)
Youth With Type 2 Diabetes at Risk for Early Death (Ivanhoe Newswire 7/26)

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