The increasing levels of obesity in children are causing about 100 obese children to be diagnosed with diabetes that normally affects only middle aged adults.
According to the research that the type 2 diabetes in children has reached to about 10 times in the past five years and there has been a record report of the cases between 2004 and 2005 in children under 16 years of age.
There is also data from the physicians who said that children even as young as nine years old have been diagnosed with this condition.
The doctors link obesity to be causing diabetes and is the culprit, and leads the young ones to ill health and can lead to a higher risk of heart disease, stroke, eye and kidney disease.
The researchers say that this might be a very little data that they have got as of now and they say that there may be thousands of more kids who are at risk of developing this condition.
There are about 60,000 children who are thought to be suffering from weight related metabolic syndrome, which is a combination of different conditions including high blood pressure and high cholesterol level, which is thought to lead into diabetes.
The doctors are saying that the childhood obesity has really climbed in the figures and it is still creeping up. The most important thing is that as to how to control this issue, which is rising at such a rapid rate.
A survey that was conducted in England found that there are about 18 percent children who are of school going age are overweight and about 6 percent can be categorized as obese.
In type 1 diabetes, the people who are suffering from this problem are unable to produce insulin and the diabetes occurs during childhood or during the adolescent age and then is treated with insulin injections.
In type 2 diabetes, there is not enough insulin that is produced and this usually affects people who are over the age of 40 years and can be controlled with stricter diet plans. Both of these types of diabetes can cause problems such as strokes, heart disease and blindness.
There are increasing number of cases reported of children having type 2 diabetes, which was once a disease of the people in their 40s and this is pretty alarming.