"Children as young as 9 years old can already be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a metabolic condition that normally occurs among adults many years ago.
In Tauranga, New Zealand, at least four children with the disease had been supported by Diabetes Help. The youngest of them was 9 years old. The group believed, however, that more remain unaccounted for as they are being treated by other health care facilities. Overall, the country has already reported around 200 children below 18 years old with type 2 diabetes."