Yes. Type 2 diabetes in fact always presents itself later in life. Although diagnosis in childhood is much more common than it used to be, type 2 diabetes is never present at birth. Risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes include obesity, sedentary lifestyle, poor dietary habits gestational diabetes during a prior pregnancy and family history.
Yes. This is the most common pattern, which ends up in type 2 diabetes. The development of diabetes is representative of a slow deterioration in health. This can be prevented with exercise, normalizing weight, and a good diet and nutritional program. In addition, many toxic chemicals and heavy metals have a detrimental effect on blood sugar regulation, so a detoxification program is also important.
Absolutely. The older you get, the more likely your body becomes less able to produce adequate insulin, not utilize Insulin adequately, and become more susceptible to genetic predisposition.
Most cases. Most people with diabetes ii develop it gradually as the muscles become more and more resistant to the Insulin that accompanies poor diet and exercise. Usually screening blood tests will show that people are "prediabetic" first. But this can be reversed if the patient changes diet and exercise habits. Very often this can be done with little to no medicine early on.