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December 30, 2002

Research: Causes and Prevention

Question from Dubuque, Iowa, USA:

My eight year old, who has diabetes, goes to school with five other children who have it. Kids are developing diabetes all the time -- what is going on? Why are so many small children developing diabetes?

Answer:

There are pockets of increased incidence of type 1 diabetes across the United States. The cause for this unknown.

JTL