Teens Not Out of Diabetes

In a research conducted by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States, stated that one in four teenage boys have been suffering from diabetes or are having a tendency to develop the disease. The results were released in the medical journal Pediatrics on May 21, 2012 last.

Comparative figures were obtained by the study is said to have experienced a significant increase. Even that number increased quite a lot in less than a decade. In the period 1999-2000, the rate of 9% in diabetic patients aged 12 to 19 years rose to 23% in the period 2007-2008.

Diabetes itself is described as a disease that is important enough to hold attention. According to an organization called the American Heart Association, diabetes is mentioned as one of the diseases related to heart and blood pressure or often referred to as cardiovascular disease.

Cardiovascular disease is seen as one of the biggest causes of death that afflicts the elderly in the United States. The disease can also lead us to stroke and heart attack. However, the assumption that only the elderly are able to develop both diseases is a big mistake.

Research conducted by the CDC stated that nearly 3,400 young people of the participating research has signs for cardiovascular disease. Even 37% of children who have normal weight, also has a sizable risk for developing a disease, such as stroke or sudden cardiac arrest.

“This discovery is very surprising, because they have a normal body weight,” said Ashleigh May, an epidemiologist from the CDC as well as the leader of the study. “We need to campaign for healthy living to young kids that look normal and not just focus on those who are overweight or obese.”

More away again, the researchers also found that 49% of children who have weight excessive and two-thirds of adolescents who are obese are at risk for developing a disease. In addition, they also have an increased risk for complications. The data they collect and process from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in the period 1999-2008.

In addition, the teens also are at risk for developing hypertension or pre-hypertension, LDLC levels (bad cholesterol), high HDLC levels (good cholesterol) is low, and certainly diabetes or pre-diabetes.

If we base on facts obtained, the researchers said that we should start to fix the various problems related to the health of adolescents. “Are we going to keep seeing these numbers rise and will only be able to see the diabetes disease management visit any progress? “closes May, as quoted Oktomagazine of Time.