Unexplained surge in kids’ diabetes worries doctors
Doctors are worried by a record number of WA children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes this year, with about 30 percent more cases than average.
Princess Margaret Hospital endocrinologist Liz Davis, who is co-director of the Children’s Diabetes Centre based at the Telethon Kids Institute, said more than 150 children had been diagnosed with diabetes this year. The number of cases had been steadily rising but this year’s surge was unexplained.
Read more of Cathy O'Leary's story in The West Australianhere.
Picture: Ella Fairman is hugged by her sister Kayla 8, with dad Mick, mum Amy and sister Matilda, 6 months. Picture: Danella Bevis/The West Australian