Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) is more common among the older population, however with the raise of childhood obesity, it is being seen more and more in children. Individuals who are overweight or obese are at a greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes, as well as certain ethnic populations. These populations include; African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans and Alaska Natives. (Lewis, Heitkemper, Dirksen, O’Brien and Bucher, 2007, p.
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