A little girl in Texas had a diet so unhealthy that she developed Type 2 diabetes before her fourth birthday, a doctor who treated her says. The obese 3-year-old was diagnosed with what used to be known as "adult-onset" diabetes, which has become a lot more common among children over the last few decades, reports Reuters. In a press release, Dr. Michael Yafi, a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of Texas, says the 77-pound toddler brought to his clinic had "symptoms of excessive urination and thirst" but her medical history was "unremarkable" and there was no family history of diabetes. A review of her diet, however, revealed "poor family nutritional habits with uncontrolled counting of calories and fat," Yafi says.
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