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How common is juvenile diabetes?

Approximately one of every 400 to 500 kids has diabetes. While roughly 13,000 children are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes each year, the numbers for type 2 diabetes are less clear. However, the Centers for Disease Control believe that with the increasing rate of obesity, new cases of type 2 account for 8% to 43% of all diabetes diagnosed.

From Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children by Jennifer Trachtenberg.

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Diabetes is not uncommon in juveniles. Any group of 1,000 white American kids younger than 20 years old will likely include 2 to 3 who have type 1 diabetes. There would be fewer youngsters with diabetes in a group made up of other racial groups.

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