Navigation Links
More Ontario children are getting diagnosed with diabetes: ICES study
Date:6/8/2009

TORONTO, JUNE 8, 2009 Ontario children are more likely to get diagnosed with diabetes than their American counterparts. A study out of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) has found a 3 per cent increase per year in the rate of diabetes in Ontario children from 1994 to 2004.

Childhood diabetes is a chronic disease that can cause major health problems. Most children with diabetes have Type 1, where their pancreas does not make insulin. But a growing number of children are getting diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, in which the body produces enough insulin but is resistant to its effect, usually because of genetic disposition and obesity.

"It is concerning that we are seeing more children in Ontario diagnosed with this serious chronic disease - we need to better understand why this happening and ensure that adequate healthcare resources are available to diagnose and treat these children and youth," says principal investigator and ICES Scientist, Dr. Astrid Guttmann.

The study of all Ontario children from 1994 to 2004 found:

  • Overall, rates of diabetes in Ontario are higher than those reported in the U.S. but in the same range of countries with similar latitude.
  • From 1994 to 2004 there has been an increase of approximately 3 per cent annually in the rate of diabetes in children of all ages.
  • The highest incidence rate is in 10-to 14-year-olds.
  • Some of this difference may be due to genetic susceptibility but also environmental changes, such as the rise in obesity amongst children.
  • The incidence overall has gone from 24.5/100,000 in 1994 to 32.3/100,000 in 2003

"More work needs to be done to track Type 1 versus Type 2 diabetes as diagnosis and management strategies are very different, and clearly we need to better understand why this disease is becoming more common amongst children," says Guttmann.


'/>"/>

Contact: Deborah Creatura
deborah.creatura@ices.on.ca
416-480-4780
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Study questions whether Ontarios primary health care reforms serve the sick and poor
2. Cutler to Direct Debt Management Product Strategy at Ontario Systems
3. Ontario Systems Announces New Alliance With Microsoft
4. Ontario Systems Announces Record-Breaking First Quarter Fueled by Increase in New Client Agreements
5. Ontario Systems Signs Multi-Year Agreement with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
6. Few Ontario women with invasive ovarian cancer referred for genetic testing of breast cancer genes
7. U of T research supports Ontario ban on cigarette displays
8. Spinal cord research heads new $10M funding in London, Ontario
9. Marijuana use on the rise among Ontario adults, CAMH reports
10. HearAtLast Expands Chain to 18 Locations Opening New Clinic in Aurora, Ontario Wal-Mart Store # 5778
11. HearAtLast Expands Chain to 17 Locations, Opening New Clinic in Oshawa, Ontario Wal-Mart Supercenter # 1056
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Dickinson Insurance and ... and financial preparation services, is providing an update on a charitable event that ... City Rescue is a locally recognized nonprofit that provides shelter and care for ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... The American ... to become its next President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Dr. James C. Puffer ... Elect beginning July 1, 2018 until Dr. Puffer’s retirement at the end of 2018. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Ill. (PRWEB) , ... October ... ... Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) alumni Hannah Randall, PharmD ‘17, and Jennifer ... healthcare professionals on guideline updates for the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many families have long-term insurance that covers ... companies have a waiver for care if the client has a cognitive impairment diagnosis. ... pays for care, is often waived, so the benefits from their insurance start immediately,” ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought out many ... event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at getting kids ... of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all about having ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/22/2017)... ROCKVILLE, Md. , Sept. 22, 2017  As ... by Republican Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and ... Kalorama Information notes that the medical device industry is ... the medical device tax, the 2.3% excise tax on ... Act.  But they also want covered patients, increased visits ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... Sept. 19, 2017 HistoSonics, Inc., a venture-backed medical device company developing a non-invasive, ... tissues, announced three leadership team developments today:   ... ... ... Veteran medical device executive Josh Stopek , PhD, ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... Pa. and KALAMAZOO, Mich. , Sept. 18, ... , and OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy of ... to offer a strategic hub service that expedites and ... sought-after personal spirometer, Spiro PD 2.0, and wellness management ... spirometer is a medical device used to measure lung ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: