A recent survey by the German Diabetes Research Institute has revealed alarming results about the increase in type 1 and type 2 diabetes among children and adolescents. The study showed that there has been a significant rise in the number of cases of both types of diabetes in this age group.
Based on a comprehensive analysis of numbers from the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany, which is known for its high population density, researchers have found that the pattern of increase is similar throughout Germany.
The number of children diagnosed with diabetes in Germany is increasing
According to researchers, the incidence of type 2 diabetes is increasing by about 5% per year, which is mainly attributed to unhealthy lifestyles, overweight and obesity. On the other hand, the incidence of type 1 diabetes is increasing by 2%.
The study was based on specific information and data from the North Rhine-Westphalia Diabetes Register, which also includes information on rare diseases in children and adolescents and rates of disease increase in Germany.
While there has been a consistent trend of increasing type 1 cases among young children, no similar increase has been detected in other age groups. The 10-14 year age group has seen an annual increase of 2%, while type 2 cases in this age group have seen an annual increase of 6%.
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Overall, the study suggests that there is a clear association between overweight and obesity and cases of type 2 diabetes among children and adolescents.
Despite extensive research on this topic, more studies are still needed to understand the exact causes and factors that lead to an increase in the incidence of this serious disease.
In conclusion, diabetes is a metabolic disorder that can lead to serious health problems if it is not properly and promptly treated.
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