Rising level of teenage diabetes alarms researchers - Guardian
" The rise of diabetes among teenagers and their poor adherence to treatment programmes is creating a serious public health problem, scientists have said.
Research published in the Lancet today highlights the need to address type 2 diabetes among young people, which goes hand-in-hand with obesity.
The condition, which can lead to high blood pressure, blindness, the destruction of nerves and muscle, heart, liver and kidney disease, and psychiatric disorders, is often worse in young people than in older adults. Coma and death are possible if uncontrolled blood sugar is left untreated.
The charity Diabetes UK said it was concerned by the research - the result of a review of several international reports on acute and longterm illness associated with type 2 diabetes in young people.
Teenagers with diabetes are prone not to manage it properly because they want to lead a "normal" life with their friends, which puts them at greater risk of complications, Diabetes UK's chief executive, Douglas Smallwood, said. He called for an urgent improvement in services for young people with diabetes saying there had been cuts in the number of paediatric diabetes specialist nurses (PDSN).
The researchers, led by Dr Orit Pinhas-Hamiel, from Sheba medical centre in Tel-Hashomer, Israel, wrote: "Substantial morbidity [illness] and mortality have been reported in children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes."
This is a wholly needless and avoidable tragedy for these young people and their families. It is directly caused by the failure of the medical profession and nutritionists to give the correct advice about the causes and alleviation of obesity, allied to the failure of successive Departments of Health to curb the calamitous practice of food manufacturers of ladling massive quantities of salt into bread and other processed foods for decades, plus the catastrophic effects of corticosteroids, HRT and many other drugs that cause sodium and water retention being recklessly prescribed and inadequately monitored by doctors ill-informed/ignorant about their side-effects.
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