By Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, February 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) – Diabetes among US youth. UU. It continued to increase from 2002 to 2015, especially for Asian children and adolescents, according to a new study.
The researchers analyzed type 1 and type 2 diabetes among children aged 5 to 19 years. They found that the rates were generally higher in blacks and Hispanics than in whites. Surprisingly, the rate in the Asia-Pacific islanders increased faster than in all other racial ethnic groups.
"The results of the study did not surprise us for the white population, which comprises the vast majority of diabetes cases, more than 80-90% of cases," said lead study author Jasmin Divers, a professor at the Faculty of NYU Long Island Medicine.
"The rapid progression of diabetes among Asia-Pacific islanders was of great concern, with the findings of this study being novel in any previous research, and the results warrant further scrutiny and thorough study," Divers said in a statement Press of the US Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, which funded the study.
The Asia-Pacific islanders are people with origins in the Far East, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent, or who have origins in Hawaii, Samoa, the Marshall Islands and other US territories. UU.
Type 1 diabetes among white children and adolescents increased 0.7% per year, according to the study. The incidence among the Asia-Pacific islanders did not change significantly from 2002 to 2010, but then increased to 8.5% per year between 2011 and 2015.
From 2002 to 2015, type 2 diabetes in adolescents increased in all racial / ethnic groups, except whites. Asia-Pacific islanders had increases of almost 8% per year, followed by Hispanics with 6.5% per year and blacks with 6% per year.
Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases among US children and adolescents. UU. The development of diabetes at an early age can cause complications such as kidney disease and damage to the retina. It can also damage nerves outside the brain and spinal cord (peripheral neuropathy), which can cause weakness, numbness and pain in the hands and feet.
There are no known ways to prevent type 1 diabetes, but type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed with lifestyle changes.
The study is in the CDC on February 14. Weekly morbidity and mortality report.