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Type 2 diabetes on the rise in children
|CNN's Eileen O'Connor reports on the increase of diabetes in kids
April 8, 1999
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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Obesity has been directly linked to the onset of type 2 diabetes, a disease that usually hits people in their 30s or 40s. But with one in five children in the United States now said to be overweight, some studies indicate the number of young people with type 2 diabetes has quadrupled in recent years.
CNN Medical Correspondent Eileen O'Connor talked with Tuwayne Foster, a young man who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at age 20.
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