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Incidence of diabetes among youth before and during the pandemic

JAMA Network Open

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JAMA Network

About The Study: In this study that included data from Kaiser Permanente Southern California of individuals age 19 and younger, the incidence of type 1 diabetes slightly increased overall and type 2 diabetes significantly increased after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular among non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic youth. These findings suggest the need for further evaluation of physiologic and behavioral risk factors preceding new-onset diabetes during the pandemic. 

Authors: Matthew T. Mefford, Ph.D., of Kaiser Permanente Southern California in Pasadena, is the corresponding author. 

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