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How can children be prevented from contracting Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes?
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There is no way to prevent type 1 diabetes as it is thought to be caused by genetics. However, doctors have determined that breastfeeding and avoiding early introduction of solid foods to an infant can help lower a child's risk for type 1 diabetes.
Individuals who are at risk for type 2 diabetes include individuals with a family history of type 2 diabetes. The risk for developing type 2 diabetes is also higher is some racial groups, including African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics, and Asians. However, type 2 diabetes may be able to be prevented. Methods for preventing type 2 diabetes in children include eating a healthy diet and limiting the amount of sugary foods eaten in order to maintain a healthy weight. Increased physical activity can also help prevent type 2 diabetes in children.
Posted by chickflik999 on September 1, 2012 at 10:21 PM (Answer #1)
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