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At what age can you develop type 2 diabetes?

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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Almost any age

It used to be considered a disease of only adults, but now kids are getting it too.
One reason for this changes is thought to be the increasing problem of obesity in children. The good news is that when obese kids lose weight & becomes non-obese then their risk of complications like diabetes type 2 goes back to that of someone who was never obese. So it's never to late to eat healthy & exercise!

In brief: Almost any age

It used to be considered a disease of only adults, but now kids are getting it too.
One reason for this changes is thought to be the increasing problem of obesity in children. The good news is that when obese kids lose weight & becomes non-obese then their risk of complications like diabetes type 2 goes back to that of someone who was never obese. So it's never to late to eat healthy & exercise!
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Dr. Christopher Dowd
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Dr. Tim Kilkenny
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Younger and younger!

20 years ago only about 10% of new onset diabetes in children was type 2.
Now it's up to 40-50% in some hi risk populations. 7 years is the youngest i've seen. More typically 10 years and up. Obesity is the highest risk factor.

In brief: Younger and younger!

20 years ago only about 10% of new onset diabetes in children was type 2.
Now it's up to 40-50% in some hi risk populations. 7 years is the youngest i've seen. More typically 10 years and up. Obesity is the highest risk factor.
Dr. Tim Kilkenny
Dr. Tim Kilkenny
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