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Number of teens with diabetes jumps - study

Monday, May 21, 2012
A new study published on Monday finds that the number of young Americans with diabetes or pre-diabetes has jumped significantly.

A new study published on Monday finds that the number of young Americans with diabetes or pre-diabetes has jumped significantly. (KABC Photo)

A new study published on Monday finds that the number of young Americans with diabetes or pre-diabetes has jumped significantly.

The data on about 3,400 people ages 12 to 19 was drawn from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey.

The percentage of adolescents with diabetes or pre-diabetes more than doubled from 1999 to 2008.

The study is published in the online journal Pediatrics.

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