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Pediatric diabetes prevalence rising in the US

A study in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report showed that the incidence of type 1 diabetes in US youths younger than age 20 rose from 19.5 per 100,000 in 2002-2003 to 22.3 per 100,000 in 2014-2015, while incidence of type 2 diabetes among those ages 10 to 19 increased from 9 per 100,000 to 13.8 per 100,000. The rates of increase were higher among racial and ethnic minority groups than among whites.

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