Basic tests may be able to predict diabetes in children.

POSTED: Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 10:37am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:35pm

Basic tests conducted by pediatricians may be able to predict which children will develop type 2 diabetes.

Researchers at Cincinnati's Children Hospital analyzed data from two large pediatric studies. They found common risk factors, screened for during childhood, were linked to an increased risk for type 2 diabetes. Kids with high systolic blood pressure, high blood sugar, and those whose parents had type 2 diabetes were most likely to develop the disease.

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