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Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

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Just when you thought the obesity situation in this country couldn’t get any worse, a new study about teens and obesity-related diabetes comes out and proves you wrong. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, comes on the heels of a four-part HBO documentary called The Weight of the Nation, which aired last week. It included the startling number of children who develop type 2 diabetes and the numbers of obese children who are are prone to diabetes — among other health problems — later in life. Here’s the trailer: 

We’ll explore the rise and impact of obesity-related diabetes. 

What’s your exprience? Have you or your child struggled with obesity-related diabetes? How do you manage it?

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