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A report just published by the Mayo Clinic has identified the fructose being added to products in the form of high fructose corn syrup as a particular driver of type 2 diabetes. Of course, that’s not the first time such a link has been made — but it does provide further support for an increasingly plausible explanation of why so many young people are now being classified as diabetics.

While it’s common knowledge that this acquired disease (as differentiated from type 1, or juvenile diabetes) now afflicts people of all ages, I wasn't aware until last week of the existence of a group called Students with Diabetes that currently has chapters on several dozen college campuses throughout the country, including a number of state universities. In fact, it was a brief reference on a TV news program that prompted me to Google this organization, which is dedicated to helping young adults with diabetes to connect with each other in colleges and universities and “equip them with the tools and information they need to succeed.”