PHILADELPHIA, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- What once was considered "adult onset," is slowly appearing in more and more children across the country.
More than 25.8 million children and adults have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association statics from January 2011. That's 8.3% of the US population, and there's no sign of that number slowing in children. But that's not from the expected Type 1 diabetes, which is due to an immune system deficiency.
In fact, the number of children being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, traditionally considered adult-onset diabetes, is drastically increasing, due in no small part to the rise in childhood obesity.
"Before it used to be 96 percent were Type 1, now in some places only 65 percent are Type 1," Dr. Francine Kaufman, head of pediatric endocrinology at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, said in a recent MSNBC article.
Because more and more children are affected with diabetes, the need for quality medical ID bracelets has never been more important. If your child's blood sugar levels drop drastically when you're away from them, such as at school or on field trips, medical ID bracelets ensure the right people are getting the information they need. And in these situations, time can't be wasted.
It can be hard to convince your child to wear a clunky, old-fashioned bracelet that makes them stand out even more, but thankfully, you have other options. Hope Paige Medical gives you fashionable and functional medical ID bracelets. From beaded and crystal medical bracelets, leather medical ID bracelets, and rubber medical identification bracelets, Hope Paige can let parents rest a little easier knowing their child is protected, while still letting children with diabetes feel comfortable around their peers.
About Hope Paige
Hope Paige provides stylish medical alert jewelry in a variety of styles for men, women and children. Hope Paige Designs' website and digital marketing campaign was created by 352 Media Group, an award-winning digital marketing and web design company.
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