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March 21, 2011

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I don't think most people even know the incidence of t2d among people younger than 20 is as low as it is. I think if you asked them, "I'm curious; about what percentage of kids and teenagers have it?", I think most of them would say something like 5%, 10%, maybe even 20%. If you told them, "No, try 0.05%, about 0.15% for teenagers," they probably wouldn't believe you. It's ridiculous.

"...Rates for Adults are 8.3..."

And of that 8.3 percent, 25 percent are people who've been at or below "normal" weight all their lives. And, 75-80 percent of fat/obese/superobese, etc. etc. will never develop diabetes. Yeah, there's some sort of correlation with weight, but it sure as heck isn't a direct or easily understood relationship.

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