CDC predicts surge in diabetes for people under 20

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The CDC predicts that the number of people under 20 years old, with diabetes in the U.S. will increase in the coming decades.

Officials say the expected upward trend may lead to around 220,000 young people having type-two diabetes in 2060, nearly a 700 percent increase.

The CDC also predicts that the number of children with type-one diabetes is likely to increase by 65 percent in the next 40 years.

Type-one diabetes is the more commonly diagnosed form for children under the age of 20.

The CDC named the increase in childhood obesity and the inheritance of maternal diabetes for causes of this potential increase.

To learn more about diabetes, visit the CDC’s diabetes resource webpage.

To see the data for these predictions, visit the American Diabetes Association webpage.



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