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New Studies Show More Young Adults, Adolescents At Risk For Prediabetes

A new CDC study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics is warning about the increase in young adults with prediabetes. According to the study 1 in 5 adolescents (aged 10-17, and 1 in 4 young adults (ages 18-25) are now living with prediabetes. Further studies show that out of 5,800 individuals surveyed, 18% of 12-18 year olds and 24% of 19-34 year olds had prediabetes. Shanell Schulz a diabetes educator from OSF HealthCare for St. Joseph Medical Center says the issue is that healthy food is more expensive than sugary snacks. 



Schulz goes on to say that checkups and keeping up with a dietition can help possibly stave off regular diabetes.



Schulz says talking nutrition at a young age can make all the difference in the world.



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