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Is type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes more common in 6 year olds?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Still type 1
Type 2 incidence approaches type 1 --- post puberty in some ethnicities.

In brief: Still type 1
Type 2 incidence approaches type 1 --- post puberty in some ethnicities.
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Type 1
Type 2 used to be known as "adult diabetes", but as more children become obese, it's showing up in ever younger ages.

In brief: Type 1
Type 2 used to be known as "adult diabetes", but as more children become obese, it's showing up in ever younger ages.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: 1
Type 1 is more common, usually type 2 presents when the child reaches puberty.

In brief: 1
Type 1 is more common, usually type 2 presents when the child reaches puberty.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Type one only
The diabetic condition is basicly divided into those kids who loose the ability to make Insulin (type 1)& those adults (type 2)who make Insulin but not enough in quantity or quality to do the job.
That job is transporting glucose into cells for metabolism. You could develop type 1 as an adult, but I have never seen or heard of a type 2 under the age of 15( he was an overweight hypertensive teen.).

In brief: Type one only
The diabetic condition is basicly divided into those kids who loose the ability to make Insulin (type 1)& those adults (type 2)who make Insulin but not enough in quantity or quality to do the job.
That job is transporting glucose into cells for metabolism. You could develop type 1 as an adult, but I have never seen or heard of a type 2 under the age of 15( he was an overweight hypertensive teen.).
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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