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How can children be prevented from contracting Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes?

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ann1117 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted July 30, 2012 at 4:46 AM via web

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How can children be prevented from contracting Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes?

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chickflik999 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted September 1, 2012 at 10:21 PM (Answer #1)

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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.

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sharox | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted July 30, 2012 at 5:07 AM (Answer #2)

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best way is an adequate diet children tend to eat lots of junk and sweets a balanced diet and proper exercise will help to prevent diebetes

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