Alarming rise in rate of Type 1 Diabetes
The 2012 study showed the incidence of type 1 diabetes was 18 times higher than type 2 diabetes in white children, but only 1.6 times higher in black children.
However, the overall age-adjusted incidence of type 2 diabetes was significantly higher in black children.
“The most rapid increase in type 1 diabetes – in children diagnosed before age five – requires immediate attention,” lead author Professor Terri Lipman said. “These young children are at the highest risk for death because