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Children experience insulin resistance during puberty whether or not they will develop type 2 diabetes in adulthood, according to a new study by researchers in California and Alabama, who said changes were consistent across all subgroups of gender, ethnicity and obesity. Findings suggest the possibility of preventing type 2 diabetes during this phase of adolescence through dietary and physical activity intervention, says Michael I. Goran, PhD, of the University of Southern California. Dr. Goran and colleagues published their findings in the November 2001 issue of Diabetes.
The researchers studied the insulin sensitivity of 60 children (33 boys and 27 girls) at the first stage of puberty and at follow-up two years later. The children had an average age of 9 years at the beginning of the study. At follow-up, 29 children were still in the first stage of puberty and 31 of the children had progressed to the second or third stages of puberty.
At follow-up, those children who had progressed to the third stage of puberty showed a 32 percent drop in insulin sensitivity. This age group also displayed increasing fasting glucose levels (from 93.5 to 97 mg/dl) and insulin production (from 14.3 to 18.6 uIU/ml).
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