Evaluation of a school-based diabetes education intervention, an extension of Program ENERGY
Background: The prevalence of both obesity and type 2 diabetes in the United States has increased over the past two decades nd rates remain high. The latest data from the National Center for Health Statistics estimates that 36% of adults and 17% of children and adolescents in the US are obese (CDC Adult Obesity, CDC Childhood Obesity). Being overweight or obese greatly increases one's risk of developing several chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. Approximately 8% of adults in the US have diabetes, type 2 diabetes accounts for 90-95% of these cases. Type 2 diabetes in children and ...
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