Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in school-aged children. About 200,000 young people in the U.S. under age 20 have diabetes. And, each year, about 19,000 children and teens are newly diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Obesity contributes to serious health problems and can lead to emotional, psychological, and social issues as well.
Keep these points in mind to promote healthy child growth and development.
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