By Alfredo Kim and Juan Herrera
Dean Schillinger, a physician and University of California San Francisco School of Medicine professor, said Latinos and Blacks were more likely to have Type 2 diabetes than any other group.
The study found that minority students from low-income families have a much higher risk of getting Type 2 diabetes.
The number of young adults with Type 2 diabetes has increased since 2010
A recent study by the American Center for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed that there were approximately 215,000 individuals with Type 2 diabetes who were younger than 20 years old in 2010. One of the main point that the study found was, half of the student who did not know their personal issues and who believed that they were healthy, underestimate their risk.
This age group is largely made up people of people who could be college students.
This rise in the number of cases may not be cause by the individuals’ unhealthy choices or genetics, but instead it is a result of social and environmental factors.
“Diabetes is what tobacco was to the 20th century,” Schillinger said. “It’s a 21st-century epidemic.”Exercising and eating healthy can help people control their Type 2 diabetes
Sue McLaughlin a dietitian said that basic principles of good health like eating right, exercising regularly, and maintaining healthy weight can be really helpful in the management of type 2 diabetes for most people.