The Rise of Adolescent Diabetes

November 30, 2017, 3:05 pm EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (FOX 24 NEWS NOW) — We heard some jarring statistics about Americans suffering from diabetes in our previous conversation with Carolyn Jenkens, an expert on the disease. (You can watch that interview by clicking here.)

It’s a death sentence if left untreated, but, for every adult developing this disease more and more children across the country are being diagnosed.

We spoke with Traci Scott and Kirby Bowen with the South Carolina Youth Diabetes Association about the rising rate of diabetes diagnoses among children in the United States and what can be done in terms of prevention and treatment.

For more information about their program, please click here.