American Teens at High Risk for Diabetes

black obeseA new study carried out by Social&Scientific Systems in Silver Spring in U.S shows that many teens are either diabetic or prediabetic.Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are reported to be found among the young people.Type 1 is commonly an autoimmune disease while type 2 is related to life style .Type 2 is mostly associated with older adults.This findings  are  alarming  as young people are not expected to be linked to such disease associated with old people.

The study further reveal that Black Americans are at high risk compared to whites.This shows that life style among the youths in U.S do not encourage exercises and gym to burn the cholesterol.This kind of life style with minimal physical activity will lead to other diseases such as blood pressure,heart attack and kidney dysfunction.

With the technology changing so fast youths are the most affected most of them spent a lot of their time in the internet especially social media.They have less time or none at all to do some physical activities.The kind of food they like i.e sugary and fatty foods  also encourage obesity among the youth.

Government has to introduce more education about type 2 diabetes and its prevention for better management of the disease.Parents also have a role to play by ensuring their children are involved in physical activities.Also the kind of food they prepare for their children should have low fats,sugar and salts.




Author: healthfeels

Medical Researcher and Author based in Nairobi.Writing about health matters.

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