UPDATED: More young people are being diagnosed with diabetes
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Picking up a cheap, quick meal for your kiddo is easier than ever, but the convenience comes with a cost.
Health providers are seeing a rise in Type 2 Diabetes and obesity in young adults, teens, and children.
Eating habits play a role in this increase, according to health experts.
Too much added sugar creates excess body fat, which means your pancreas has to produce more insulin, and it might not be able to keep up.
But Type 2 Diabetes can be prevented and managed.
“Lifestyle changes is very important. Diet, we tend to recommend people to have a well-balanced healthy diet. Physical activity, the recommendation is that people do at least 150 minutes if physical a week, that’s at least 30 minutes 5 times a week,” said Daniela Hurtado, senior associate consultant, Mayo Clinic Health System.
Type 2 Diabetes is slow to show signs and symptoms, but primary care providers can do a screening for it, because the sooner it’s addressed lowers the risk of developing complications later.
UPDATED: We removed the reference to type one diabetes from the story as it does not pertain to the content shared by the medical provider.
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