Type 2 Diabetes in Children - What Increases Your Risk
The major risk factors for type 2 diabetes in children include:
Other things that increase risk include:
- Race. African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander children are at greater risk for type 2 diabetes than white American children.
- Being female. Girls are more likely to develop the disease than boys.
- The child's mother having diabetes that developed during pregnancy (gestational diabetes).
- The child being small for gestational age at birth.
Medical conditions that contribute to the risk of complications in adolescence and beyond include:
Teens who have diabetes and smoke have a higher risk of complications from diabetes than do those who do not smoke.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
September 29, 2014
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