18% of US Teens and 24% of Young Adults Have Prediabetes

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According to information released by the CDC and JAMA Pediatrics, about 1/5 of US teenagers have prediabetes.

Of those surveyed, 18% of 12-18 year-old teens and 24% of adults 19-34 had high blood sugar levels due to poor diet, little exercise, and stress; with males being most affected.

Young children are usually more active and can better avoid prediabetes due to playing on the playground, etc. The good news, most of this is reversible with a healthy diet and exercise IF they haven't passed the type 2 diabetes threshold.

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