Study: Children experience particularly aggressive type 2 diabetes

05/23/2013 | HealthDay News

Data on close to 700 pediatric patients with type 2 diabetes revealed that hypertension prevalence increased from 12% to 34% over four years and that the percentage of children with signs of kidney disease jumped threefold during the same period. Researchers also noted faster beta-cell destruction in young patients than in adults, but rates of eye damage progression were similar between the groups. The findings were published in Diabetes Care.

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