Number Of Youth With Diabetic Ketoacidosis Are Still High

By on March 31, 2014

A new study has found out that the cases of youth with Diabetic Ketoacidosis are still high in USA. Nearly 33% of type 1 diabetic youth in USA is the victim of this disease.

Diabetic Ketoacidosis is one of most commonly found life threatening diseases among youth.

However, this disease is preventable. This remains as the major concern among the youth and their families.

Actually, Diabetic Ketoacidosis is caused by severely insufficient production of insulin by our body, which is main symptom of type 1 diabetes.

Dana Dabelea, MD, PhD, professor and associate dean at the University of Colorado School of Public Health led this study.

Youth With Diabetic KetoacidosisThe researchers of this study analyzed data of 5615 type 1 diabetic youth, and 1425 type 2 diabetic youth, who are newly diagnosed with diabetes between 2002 and 2010.

The study reported that type 1 diabetic youth with Diabetic Ketoacidosis didn’t decline since 8 years i.e. between 2002 and 2010.

Fortunately, this occurrence of Diabetic Ketoacidosis in type 2 diabetic youth is less, and even decreased overtime.

Diabetic Ketoacidosis in type 1 diabetic youth remained high in America when compared to other developed countries. This disease was most commonly found in children aged below 5, non-white race, and even in families with low income.

Dana Dabelea said that considering these reports, the efforts for reducing Diabetic Ketoacidosis should be increased in future. Awareness about type 1 diabetes was suggested by previous studies. She also said that along with this awareness there should be improved access to health units in USA

According to the study there are nearly 188,811 diabetic youth in USA as of 2009 stats, and among these there are 168,141 type 1 diabetic youth and 19,147 type 2 diabetic youth. The rate of youth with type 1 diabetes in US and worldwide is nearly by 3% to 4% yearly.

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