Study suggests two million adolescents in the U-S have pre-diabetes - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Study suggests two million adolescents in the U-S have pre-diabetes

Updated:
CHICAGO (AP) _ Federal health officials warn that a lot of young people in the U-S are at risk of developing full-blown diabetes.

Researchers from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health have examined data showing about two (m) million adolescents and teenagers have a pre-diabetic condition linked to obesity and inactivity.

It's abnormally high blood sugar levels after several hours without eating. The condition is called impaired fasting glucose, or I-F-G, and is measured in a blood test.

One in 14 boys and girls in a nationally representative sample had the condition. Among overweight adolescents, it was one in six.

The study appears in the November issue of the journal Pediatrics.
  • NewsMore>>

  • Tulsa Teens Continue Working Despite Theft Of Equipment

    Tulsa Teens Continue Working Despite Theft Of Equipment

    A group of teenage gardeners have to resort back to digging in the dirt with their hands after thieves managed to get away with all of their gardening equipment.

    More >>

    A group of teenage gardeners have to resort back to digging in the dirt with their hands after thieves managed to get away with all of their gardening equipment.

    More >>
  • Local Drivers Are Uneasy About Highway Bridge

    Local Drivers Are Uneasy About Highway Bridge

    It may officially be summer, but spring rain is still causing problems. This time for a bridge construction project.  Construction is stalled while contractors wait for Keystone's lake levels to go down, so until then, drivers will be making their way across this bridge with part of it missing.  Local resident Jody Dell talked about how "scary" it is for people going over Highway 64's Bear Creek bridge.  "Just coming across here and it's so narrow,&qu...More >>
    It may officially be summer, but spring rain is still causing problems. This time for a bridge construction project.  Construction is stalled while contractors wait for Keystone's lake levels to go down, so until then, drivers will be making their way across this bridge with part of it missing.  Local resident Jody Dell talked about how "scary" it is for people going over Highway 64's Bear Creek bridge.  "Just coming across here and it's so narrow,&qu...More >>
Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.