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Explain type 2 diabetes in a 12 year old. Thank you ?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Same as any age

If you are sure it's type 2, then it's just like type 2 in any age: Insulin deficiency or Insulin resistance or both.
The most common cause of type 2 is obesity. There are many diabetes drugs currently available that do not cause weight gain. These would be the best to use. Talk to a physician about these choices. Good luck.

In brief: Same as any age

If you are sure it's type 2, then it's just like type 2 in any age: Insulin deficiency or Insulin resistance or both.
The most common cause of type 2 is obesity. There are many diabetes drugs currently available that do not cause weight gain. These would be the best to use. Talk to a physician about these choices. Good luck.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Michael Opsahl
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Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Diabetes & 12yo

Type 2 diabetes is caused by either low Insulin or the body is resistant to the effect of insulin, regardless of age.
A common factor causing type 2 diabetes is obesity. There are also other hormone disorders associated with diabetes like cushing's. I suggest that you get professional help as untreated diabetes has severe long-term affects. You need good sugar control. Best wishes.

In brief: Diabetes & 12yo

Type 2 diabetes is caused by either low Insulin or the body is resistant to the effect of insulin, regardless of age.
A common factor causing type 2 diabetes is obesity. There are also other hormone disorders associated with diabetes like cushing's. I suggest that you get professional help as untreated diabetes has severe long-term affects. You need good sugar control. Best wishes.
Dr. Michael Opsahl
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Dr. Michael Opsahl
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