Type 2 Teens!!! (and Young Adults with Type 2)


Type 2 Teens!!! (and Young Adults with Type 2)

I was looking about for a group specifically geared to Type 2 teens and young adults, and to my surprise.... nothing!!
So....if that's who you are, Type 2 and a teen or young adult, this group is just for you :)
C'mon in...tell a bit about yourself...support, and be supported.

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Latest Activity: Mar 27

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Comment by Linda G on January 23, 2013 at 8:23pm

WELCOME to the rabble Michelle, Fighting for Stephany and Marina!!

Comment by Linda G on January 8, 2013 at 2:20pm

Welcome LadyNononoke....so happy that have found our little community :)
Make yourself at home!!!

Comment by Linda G on January 4, 2013 at 12:03pm

Hey everyone.....
Interactive video on home page TODAY, Friday January 4th. Check it out....

Comment by Linda G on January 2, 2013 at 5:37pm

Great to have you Duckky....WELCOME to our little pod!
Why don't you introduce yourself....and other may want to tell a bit about themselves also :)

Comment by Linda G on December 31, 2012 at 8:35am

Welcome to the little family Seagator. YES....helpful indeed. We can all spread the word...when greeting, sending out birthday cheer...whenever. Thanks for joining!

Comment by Linda G on December 27, 2012 at 8:01am

Hey!!! How's it going?
Who's digging themselves out of a mountain of snow,
or are some of you toasty warm, and sporting the pair of sandals you got as a gift??

Comment by Linda G on December 23, 2012 at 6:56am


Comment by Linda G on December 21, 2012 at 11:11pm

How's everyone doing???
Has the spirit of Christmas touched you yet....or are you finding it hard???

Comment by Linda G on December 19, 2012 at 7:19pm

Compared to adults there is little information on type 2 diabetes incidence and prevalence in the young with many surveys being clinic based or case series with a lack of population-based surveys, particularly outside North America, Japan and Taiwan.
There are, however, ever increasing reports of type 2 diabetes in children worldwide, with some as young as eight years of age being affected. These are mostly in ethnic groups known to be at high risk of type 2 diabetes. There are now also reports of type 2 diabetes occurring amongst Europid (White Caucasoid) teenagers. In Japan, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes amongst junior high school children has doubled from 7.3 per 100,000 in 1976-80 to 13.9 per 100,000 in 1991-95, with type 2 diabetes now outnumbering type 1 diabetes in that country.
Alarming news!

Comment by Linda G on December 18, 2012 at 3:54pm

The tough thing about being a teenager with type 2 diabetes, is that the current way of treating type 2 in teens is the same way as treating type 2 in adults! Trouble is...teens don't respond to that treatment as adults do!
Can you spell depression?


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