Young Americans suffer from type 1 diabetes
A new study showed an increase in type 1 diabetes (T1D) among young people in the United States. The prevalence of T1D in people under age 20 rose by 23% between 2001 and 2009.
The study that involved more than 20,000 participants also found that the rate of incidence or new diagnoses of T1D in this population is rising by 2.7% every year.
‘Today's data dramatizes the critical importance - not just to patients and their families, but also to the entire nation - of a sustained and undiminished commitment to programs like the Special Diabetes Program, so future generations of young Americans are not consigned to this life-threatening disease,’ - said Mr. Brewer.