Martin D. Fried MD discusses diabetes type 2 in children.
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Male Speaker: -- practice we already talked about type 1 diabetes get occasional case here and there, now we are talking about type 2 diabetes in kids, only in diabetes is on kids why is that? Dr. Martin D. Fried: Portion control is one, because now look at the popcorn when you go that the cinema, you used the get a popcorn like this and a soda like this. Now you get a tub with a free refill and soda 64 ounces of soda. So, the portions are out of whack. Male Speaker: So, if you get obese you now get insulin resistance. Dr. Martin D. Fried: Yes. Male Speaker: And that brings on this thing called type 2 diabetes. Dr. Martin D. Fried: Yes, the more you gain weight the harder it is for your body to use the insulin that it has, so it has to make more and more insulin and you become more and more resistant to it and then you are fasting blood sugar goes up and you are diabetic. Male Speaker: So, if a kid gets his weight down, does the exercise, he can either reverse the process greatly or may be avoid getting a type 2 diabetes by just doing those little maneuvers. Dr. Martin D. Fried: It's fully reversible, it's fully reversible if you lose 10% of your let say you are weighing 300 pounds and you lose 10% of your body weight 30 pounds. So you're down to 270, this metabolic syndrome of hypertension, diabetes is reversible with a start of 10% of your body weight.