Type 2 diabetes in children is a relatively new health problem and is growing at an alarming rate, especially in the age group of 12 -16 years. Your child is at risk for diabetes if you have a family history of diabetes and if your child is obese and physically inactive. The majority of cases are occurring in African American, Hispanic, American Indian and Asian populations.
Take action if you suspect your child is at risk. Is your child experiencing increased thirst, urination, or fatigue? If so, indicate your concerns to your family physician and a simple blood test can be performed.
Free diabetes Risk Assessments are offered at the DAGC offices every Tuesday morning from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM. A parent or legal guardian must accompany minor children (under the age of 18) to sign a consent form before a risk assessment can be performed.
Type 2 diabetes is SERIOUS and there is no cure. Let us help you take control - your child�s health is in your hands.
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