Type 2 diabetes in children and young people
The impact that the age at which type 2 diabetes is diagnosed has on life expectancy, excess risk of cardiovascular disease and death was analysed using the Swedish National Diabetes Registry. Investigators found that all risks were highest in patients diagnosed with diabetes at less than 40 years of age. They felt that this had implications for clinical decision-making and guideline-directed care in terms of the timing and intensity of risk factor interventions for people developing diabetes at a younger age.
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