Type 2 Diabetes is a Rising Threat in Youth

Type 2 diabetes is a rising threat in youth see text below

Type 2 diabetes is a rising threat in youth

Prediabetes is a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes

Prediabetes increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Who has prediabetes?

  • 1 in 5 aged 12-18 years
  • 1 in 4 aged 19-34 years
  • Prediabetes is higher in males and people with obesity

What can you do?

  • Parents should talk to their child’s health care provider about testing for type 2 diabetes
  • Adults aged 18 and over can take a 1-minute risk test at www.cdc.gov/diabetes/risktest
Page last reviewed: March 19, 2020