Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes In Children

Diabetes is a disorder of the body wherein it produces enough insulin to regulate the breakdown of the blood sugar in the human body.

Type 1 diabetes also called juvenile diabetes, is an auto immune disease. An auto-immune disease results when the body's system for fighting infection turns against a part of the body. A person suffering from type 1 diabetes must take insulin daily to live.

The most common form of diabetes is type 2 diabetes. About 90 to 95 percent of people with diabetes have diabetes type 2. This type of diabetes is related with old age, family history, obesity, physical inactivity, food habits and ethnicity. But increasing number of children have developed this disease due to childhood obesity.

Type II diabetes is a disease that traditionally strikes overweight and obese adults. Children are more prone to develop Type I, or insulin-dependent diabetes, in which the pancreas fail to produce enough insulin.

Children can develop Type II diabetes if:
*their weight is 120 percent of their ideal weight.
*are Native American, African-American, Asian or Pacific Islander or Mexican American.
*show signs of insulin resistance.
*their mass index is above the 85 percentile for their age and sex.
*have a parent or grandparent who also has the disease.

Oral medications help in controlling symptoms of Type II diabetes in children just as well as insulin injections. A variety of diabetes medication is available for diabetes cure and diabetes recipe help in fulfilling diabetes diet requirements.