Type 2 Diabetes is a Rising Threat in Youth
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
Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention