Type Two Diabetes Treament Increasing in Kids

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According to a study released today by St. Louis-based Express Scripts, one of the nation's largest pharmacy management companies. The company reviewed millions of records for the period of 2002 through 2005 for children enrolled through its commercial health plans. Diabetes occurs when the body can't turn blood sugar, or glucose, into energy, either because it doesn't produce enough insulin or doesn't use it correctly. Type Two diabetes is often associated with people who are overweight. Express Scripts performed the study as part of an effort to understand the reasons for rising health care expenses.

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