More than 23,000 children are suffering from diabetes, with obesity responsible for a small but growing number of cases, the first official audit of the condition shows.
The survey has prompted calls for greater support for children with diabetes, particularly within schools.
It confirms that the vast majority (97 per cent) of childhood cases are type 1 diabetes, a chronic condition that requires daily monitoring and injections of insulin.
Note this as well:
The audit, carried out by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health on behalf of Sir Liam Donaldson, the Chief Medical Officer, also identified at least 328 children under 18 with type 2 diabetes, which can be associated with obesity and usually occurs much later in life.
Type I is NOT associated with obesity. But how long do you think it will be before someone or other starts to conflate the two numbers? Start claiming that the epidemic of diabetes amongst children is due to obesity and that thus soda pops must be banned in schools (just to give one example)?