Overweight adults are not the only ones at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This chronic disease can also occur in overweight children, especially when they reach puberty.
“During puberty, the body produces a range of hormones to physically transform a child into an adult. These hormones also raise blood glucose levels as they act against insulin, whose action is to reduce blood glucose,” says Associate Professor Dr Fabian Yap, Head and Senior Consultant, Endocrinology Service, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), a member of the SingHealth group.
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