95% of Americans with diabetes suffer from type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that often presents itself in people under 20 who are otherwise healthy. Type 2 diabetes, however, is usually a preventable disease. Insulin is the hormone that removes glucose from the blood and transfers it to the body’s cells to power cellular work.
It’s pretty normal for adults to consume a cup or two of caffeinated coffee in the morning to start the day, and maybe a can of soda in the afternoon. Regular caffeine consumption can have negative effects in adults, like dependency and withdrawal symptoms. But how will caffeine consumption affect your child?