I don’t think so. I personally think that they are finding it more now, only because they are actually looking for it now! If you don’t look for something, how are you going to find something! You’re not going to!! Know what I mean? That goes for the rise in T2 in children. How do they know it’s on the rise? Have they always been checking children for T2? NO, they haven’t! That is a more recent thing that has been going on. So, in reality, they can’t say, with any certainty, that T2 is on the rise in children!
I agree that obesity is on the rise. I believe that is attributed to lives that are less active. People work longer hours these days, often in sit in place jobs, as well as many have to travel farther to and from work. Then, they’re so worn out by the weekend, all they want to do is relax.When you GO GO GO all week, who wants to GO GO GO all weekend?
Children are are also less active these days. The world isn’t a safe place to let your kids run around, like when I was a kid, or even when my children were kids! As well as with parents working longer hours, and both parents having to work these days, kids are often left at home, and aren’t allowed to go outside to play (because it’s not safe!). So what do they do? They sit inside the house and play video games, lay around watching TV, or sit on the puter! No physical activity! A LOT of schools are also taking recess out of the elementary schools! This is a HUGE mistake, I believe! Not only for the extra physical activity it gives the children, but also, kids NEED to let off steam. They’re cooped up in a classroom all day, then cooped up at home the rest of the time. No wonder kids are having the behavioral issues they have today! Well, there are other extenuating circumstances that are causing that as well. But, that’s a whole 'nuther story there!
I also don’t think that obesity has much to do with GETTING T2 Diabetes! There are just TOO many overweight people in the world who do NOT have Diabetes, to support that claim! Then you have the people who say, “Well, it doesn’t run in MY family!”, well do you HONESTLY know that, for sure? Has your parents, grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles, great aunts and uncles, cousins (closely and more distantly related), been tested? The T2 testing revolution really only got into high gear for ADULTS in the 80’s and 90’s! How many of your family had passed away before that time, and was never tested for T2?
Also, just because something hasn’t been discovered yet, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist! They only “discovered” T2 in the 1950’s. But, it has been around for eons, I’m sure! It just hadn’t been discovered, and a name put to it! We know Diabetes has been known about, for thousands of years! So, it’s a real probable fact that T2 was a part of Diabetes, there was just no differentiation between the two (T1 & T2), until the 1950’s. Again, you have to actually LOOK for something, in order to find something!