One of the leading causes of diabetes in children is obesity and obesity. When the body has more adipose tissue, it becomes more resistant to insulin. (Photo: Pexels)
NEW DELHI: In recent decades, the world has witnessed a shocking current in diabetes cases – type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the condition. Young and old adults, however, are not the only ones affected; Diabetes is also not very friendly to children. Although type 1 diabetes is commonly seen in children and adolescents, type 2 diabetes is still a cause for concern these days – thanks to the growing reliance on processed foods and a sedentary lifestyle.
A chronic lifestyle disorder, type 2 diabetes is characterized by uncontrolled high blood sugar levels due to insulin deficiency or insulin resistance. In this case, the body fails to use insulin properly, which is produced by the pancreas. This inability to use insulin properly can lead to an accumulation of sugar in the blood, which in turn causes diabetes, followed by various other health problems such as hypertension or nerve damage to name a few. Obesity is a major cause of type 2 diabetes in children.
The symptoms of diabetes are similar for children and adults. Check out the key signs of type 2 diabetes:
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