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Jackson, MS: More kids with Type 1 diabetes

Sept 16, 2017, Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger: Diabetes spikes among Mississippi children and no one knows why http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/local/2017/09/16/diabetes-spikes-among-mississippi-children-and-no-one-knows-why/665235001/ In August, 30 Mississippi children were diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, reportedly double the number diagnosed in a single month just one year ago. ... The state Department of Health doesn't track the number of diabetes diagnoses, but the Mary Fortune, executive vice president of the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, said, to her knowledge, there isn't a known cause for the increase. "There's been talk of environmental, but I don't think anybody knows right now," Fortune said. …. Keisha Luckey, pediatric diabetes coordinator for Children's of Mississippi and a certified diabetes educator, said even though an exact reason for the spike in Type 1 diabetes isn't known, there are countless misconceptions about children with Type 1 diabetes. "They did not get Type 1 diabetes from eating too much sugar," Luckey said. "They're not sitting around eating junk food and doing nothing. They could have exercised two hours a day and they could still get Type 1."...