From Smyrna, Delaware, USA:
My son's mother had end-stage renal disease, and is on dialysis three times per week. My son currently lives with his mother, and right now I am trying to get joint custody. I am concerned because is overweight and does not exercise on a regular basis. When he is with me we go swimming, he rides his bike and I monitor what he eats. What are his chances of getting type 2 diabetes? What can I do to try to prevent this?
Obesity is a significant risk factor for getting type 2 diabetes, especially with a strong family history of the disease. Intervening now to improve his lifestyle, diet and activity level is important in decreasing his risk for diabetes.
[Editor's comment: See What You Need to Know about Type 2 Diabetes in Children. SS]
Original posting 31 Aug 2003
Posted to Research: Causes and Prevention
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:48
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2017. Comments and Feedback.