Diabetes in young adults

Though there’s also a genetic role in Type 2 diabetes but researchers say poor diet choices and lower levels of physical activity increase the risk for obesity, are the most powerful determinant of Type 2 diabetes in childhood, adolescence and young adulthood

For type 1 diabetes patients young adulthood represents a critical period of risk for those with. Only 17% of early young adults (ages 18–25) and 30% of late young adults (ages 26–30) with type 1 diabetes meet current recommendations for glycemic control (i.e. HbA1c ≤7.0%). Longitudinal studies suggest that up to 50% of young adults with type 1 diabetes develop diabetes-related complications in their 20s, including retinopathy, neuropathy, and hypertension. Young adults with type 1 diabetes are also at disproportionate risk for overweight or obesity, which poses additional health risks. Women generally report a higher rate of complications than men. Young adults with type 1 diabetes, particularly those diagnosed in early childhood and with a history of significant hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia, are at a slightly increased risk for difficulties with working memory and attention

 

 

 

 

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