Youth-onset Type 2 Diabetes Soared During COVID, Risking Increased Blindness Among ChildrenYouth-onset type 2 diabetes contributes to blindness in children. Unfortunately, the prevalence of this disease has doubled in the past 20 years, and ballooned 77% during the COVID-19 pandemic. This disease also causes heart disease and kidney failure.
Type 2 diabetes most affects children with the following characteristics:
- have a family history of diabetes
- Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC)
- have insulin resistance
Youth-onset type 2 diabetes climbed 77% amid COVID-19, study shows
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