A new study has found that the rate of diabetes among American youth could rise alarmingly in the next few decades.
A team of researchers (which also included researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)) found in a study that by 2060, the total number of diabetes patients under the age of 20 is estimated to be 5 100,000 may reach up to 60,000. In which 3 lakh thousand type 1 and 2 lakh 20 thousand people will suffer from type 2 diabetes.
According to research, even if the rate of diabetes diagnosis among young people remains stable, by 2060, the number of cases of type 2 may increase by about 70 percent and the number of cases of type 1 by 3 percent.
“This new study is a warning to us,” CDC Acting Deputy Principal Dr. Debra Avery said in a news release. It is important that we focus on making sure that all Americans, especially young people, keep their health as good as possible.
He said that the global outbreak of Kovid-19 made it clear how important it is to focus on chronic diseases like diabetes. This study highlights the importance of ongoing efforts to prevent chronic diseases not only for ourselves but also for future generations.