|Posté le: Sam 18 Aoû - 08:37 (2018) Sujet du message: Rise in type 2 diabetes in young people in England and Wales
|More than three-quarters were also obese, according to the NHS data.
Child health experts said the rise was "alarming" and the childhood obesity epidemic was "starting to bite".
Councils said more needed to be done to tackle the obesity crisis in children, particularly among minority ethnic groups, who were most affected.
Type 2 diabetes can lead to a range of health problems such as heart disease, strokes and kidney problems.
The condition occurs when the body cannot produce enough insulin to regulate blood sugar levels. It can be linked to obesity.
The Local Government Association, which receives funding for public health from the government, says the true number of young people affected could be higher. toshiba support UK
It said it was "extremely worrying" that more young people are developing the condition.
Official data shows that one in five 10 and 11-year-olds are obese, and one in 10 four and five-year-olds are obese in England.
Prof Russell Viner, president of the RCPCH, said: "A rise in Type 2 diabetes of this magnitude is alarming and shows that the childhood obesity epidemic is starting to bite."
Kathryn Kirchner, clinical advisor at Diabetes UK, said one of the most important risk factors for type 2 diabetes was being overweight or obese, which is something that can be influenced.