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3-Year-Old Obese Girl Diagnosed With Type-2 Diabetes

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| September 18 , 2015 , 10:57 IST
[caption id="attachment_126987" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Doctor-diabetes, 3-Year-Old Obese Hispanic Diagnosed With Type-2 Diabetes A three-and a-half-year-old obese Hispanic girl has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a disease linked to poor diet and obesity.[/caption] In the United States, a three-and a-half-year-old obese Hispanic girl has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a disease linked to poor diet and obesity. She is one of the youngest ever to be diagnosed with type-2 diabetes. ALSO READ: Kids With No Access To Garden Likely To Be Obese The girl had symptoms of excessive urination and thirst. A review of her diet showed poor nutritional habits with uncontrolled counting of calories and fat.The child's weight was 35kg (in the top 5% of all children her age). The girl was started on a liquid version of the diabetes drug metformin and her calorie intake was controlled, besides increasing her physical activity. Six months after diagnosis, her blood glucose levels improved.