Diabetes in Young Adults Introduction Diabetes has become an epidemic with the population of young adults. Type II diabetes is no longer a disease of adults; rather, it is a disease of children and adolescents. According to Kaufman (2002) diabetes in young adults has reached epidemic proportions with an overall 33% increase in the incidence and prevalence of diabetes within the past decade. It is currently one of the most commonly diagnosed chronic diseases in children and young adults with about 151, 000 individuals less than 20 years old diagnosed with diabetes (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2010). The risk factors for developing diabetes include being of African American descent, family history and genetics, age,...The end:
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