Three-year-old is youngest child ever to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

The Independent, 17 September 2015
Author: Alexandra Sims
“A three-year-old girl in the US is thought to have become the youngest person ever to be diagnosed with type-2 diabetes. Doctors say an “uncontrolled” calorie intake and “poor” family diet led to the girl weighting 5st 7lb, raising concerns about childhood obesity. Type 2 diabetes is often associated with obesity and tends to be diagnosed in older people. Only 2 per cent of children with diabetes in the UK have type-2. The youngest patients on record are aged between five and nine.”
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