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Diabetes surging among American youth
Orange County Register

The rate of type 1 and type 2 diabetes among young people jumped significantly between 2001 and 2009, according to data on millions of children, adolescents and teenagers. The study, conducted at the Colorado School of Public Health and the University of North Carolina, found that prevalence of type 1 diabetes rose 21 percent from 2001 to 2009. The groups examined in each year were large – more than 3 million people under age 20.