Type 2 diabetes reduces child's life expectancy 10 to 20 years.
Type 2 diabetes reduces child's life expectancy 10 to 20 years. "More than 200 children a day now develop type 2 diabetes- a diagnosis that reduces a youngster's life expectancy by 10 to 20 years, the IDF said"
Source: Baertlein, Lisa. "Doctor Wages War on Childhood Obesity," Reuters.com (12/18/2006), http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=healthNews&storyID;=2006-12-18T155541Z_01_NCE341046_RTRUKOC_0_US-DIABETES-ADVOCATE.xml Also in Scientific American