When eleven-year-old Stacy was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it provided the impetus for radical changes in her life. Once a couch potato and junk food addict, Stacy transformed her eating habits and committed to a rigorous exercise program. Now 70 pounds lighter and feeling great, Stacy no longer has to take medication to keep her blood sugars at a normal level. Though her type 2 diabetes isn't cured, she's managed to keep her symptoms at bay.
Obesity is at epidemic proportions in America with more than 60 percent of the population overweight or obese, and a growing occurrence of type 2 diabetes in young teens is sounding an alarm throughout the medical community.