Asthma tied to poorer diabetes control in kids

Source: Reuters

Kids with diabetes may have a higher-than-average rate of asthma, and those with both conditions seem to have a tougher time keeping their blood sugar under control, a study out Monday suggests.

Researchers found that among 2,000 3- to 21-year-olds with diabetes, 11 percent had asthma — higher than the roughly 9 percent rate among children and young adults in the U.S.

The difference was bigger when the researchers looked at the 311 young people with type 2 diabetes, the form associated with obesity and usually diagnosed in adults.

In that group, 16 percent had asthma, compared with 10 percent of those with type 1 diabetes.

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