An estimated 2.7 million Americans have type 2 diabetes, and about half of those have diabetes-related health issues, according to a new study.
A study by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Health Statistics found that an estimated 1 in 8 babies born with type 2 syndrome in 2016 were diabetic.
That’s about one in five babies born in the U.S.
In 2016, a study found that the number of children born with diabetes increased by almost 50% from 2013 to 2016.
About two-thirds of those with diabetes had type 2, the study said.
The study focused on the prevalence of type 2 in the United States.
Researchers did not find that the prevalence was higher in the Northeast, Midwest, or South.
It did find that children who had diabetes were more likely to have had at least one of three kinds of diabetes, the NIH said.
A person with type 1 diabetes can have no more than three medical conditions, but the disease can also cause cognitive impairment, behavioral problems, and other health issues.
The NIH said that the new study adds to previous research that has found an increased risk of diabetes among children with Type 2 syndrome.
The National Institutes for Health has launched a program to track diabetes prevalence in children and teens with the disorder.