Pediatric Diabetes

In 2012, diabetes affected 366 million people worldwide out of which 2.1 million of them were Sri Lankans (10.3%). Globally, the incidence of Type 1 diabetes (T1DM) is on the rise particularly in the <5 year age group. A collaborative research performed, indicated that 1 in 3 people have central obesity while 1 in 5 are overweight in the study population of urban young between the ages of 5-40 years. This is mainly due to an inactive life style. According to the Diabetes Association of Sri Lanka, 23% of urban young (under 5-40 years of age) are at high risk (2 or more risk factors – Diabrisk-SL research done at National Diabetes Centre) followed by 8.2% of urban young (under 20 years of age) have abnormal glucose levels. They further indicated 50% of the diabetic sufferers were under 16 years of age.

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