Type 2 diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder resulting from the body's inability to properly use or produce enough insulin. It’s a chronic disease with no known cure. Being overweight is closely tied to the development of type 2 diabetes. Overweight children have an increased likelihood of insulin problems. As the body struggles to regulate insulin, high blood sugar leads to a number of potentially serious health problems.
In general, kids with type 2 diabetes need to: eat a healthy, balanced diet and follow a meal plan, get regular exercise, take medicationsas prescribed, monitor blood sugar levels regularly. kids with type 2 diabetes switch to healthier habits is a key part of treatment. More than 80 percent of all children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes are overweight, and about 40 percent are clinically obese.Indeed, researchers suspect that increases in obesity among young people is driving the new epidemic.
159.300 Norwegian adults have diabetes, i.e., 4,7% of the total population. An additional 287.100 citizens (8,6% of the population) suffer from impaired glucose tolerance (pre diabetes).This situation will deteriorate in the future, with an estimated 206.200 adult citizens with diabetes in 2030. So far, Norway has the lowest amount of citizens with type 2 diabetes in the EU. Type 2 diabetes decreases life expectancy by 5-10 years.