Singer Nick Jonas discussed his type 1 diabetes diagnosis in a recent TIkTok video. Ricardo Correa, MD, assistant clinical professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the College of Medicine – Phoenix, said type 1 diabetes usually occurs in younger people, although it can show up in adults. About “85% occur in kids between the age of two and 14 years old,” he said of initial diagnoses. "These are kids that usually start having some kind of dehydration, they pee a lot, they are thirsty, they eat a lot, but no one notices because they are kids and this is common."
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