Type 2 diabetes increasing in under-30 age category, B.C. study shows (Providence Health Care)
A new B.C. study on Type 2 diabetes shows that the disease is increasing among people under the age of 30.
It's been typically thought of as a disease that affects older populations, but researchers at the Providence Health Care in Vancouver have found that the rate of Type 2 diabetes has surpassed Type 1 diabetes under the age of 30.
The figures are particularly alarming for youth of South Asian and Chinese descent.
Belle Puri reports
Dr. Scott MacDonald, Providence Crosstown Clinic