3-year Old Diagnosed With Type-2 Diabetes in US, Youngest Ever

diabetes3In a rare case, a three-and-a-half-year-old girl has been diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, making her one of the youngest people ever detected with the disease.

Type 2 diabetes is linked to poor diet and obesity. It is most common among the middle-aged and elderly people, but in the last few years type 2 diabetes have taken lives of poor children.

The child’s weight was 35kg, girl had symptoms of excessive urination and thirst. The girl was given diabetes drug metformin in liduid form as she was having problem in swollowing the medicine. She was given a proper diet and physical activities. After six month after diagnosis her blood glucose levels improved.

In another study, it was revealed that people who take more antibiotics tend to run the risk of getting the Type 2 diabetes compared to those who did not have the condition, said a new study.

Diabetes is characterized by high blood sugar levels, when the individual fails to produce enough of the hormone insulin or insulin does not work properly to clear sugar from the bloodstream.

More than 29 million Americans have diabetes, according to the Society’s Endocrine Facts and Figures report. Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the condition, accounts for 90 to 95 percent of all cases.

In India, there are approximately 62 million people who are diabetic. It means India is second to China with diabetics in the entire world, with 92.3 million. In the US, 29.1 million people have diabetes.

diabetes2Nearly 44 lakh Indians in their most productive years between 20 to 79 years aren’t aware that they are diabetic, a disease that exposes them to heart attack, stroke, amputations, nerve damage, blindness and kidney disease.

More than 10 lakh people were killed because of diabetes in 2011. Diabetes affects more people in rural India (35 million) than urban Indians (30 million). The gap between diabetes in men and women in India is also declining, while 33 million men are diabetic and 30 million women are affected by the blood sugar disease.

By the year 2030, India’s diabetes numbers are expected to cross the 100 million mark, said Public Health Foundation of India.

Best Mantra to keep Diabetes Away:

Monitor blood glucose levels and take medication as directed by doctors.

Maintain a healthy weight and aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity in a day.

Keep a food record, quit smoking and maintain a moderate alcohol consumption.

Eat croutons on salad instead of toasted walnuts.

Ranch salad dressing for vinaigrette dressing.

Breadcrumbs for rolled oats in meatballs.

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