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Complications are more common in young people with type 2 diabetes than type 1

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 02 March 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j1082
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Almost three quarters of teenagers and young adults with type 2 diabetes have a complication, compared with about one in three with type 1 diabetes, research published in JAMA has found.1

The researchers said that complications and comorbidities were frequent in both groups and called for greater monitoring of young people with diabetes.

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents has been increasing since the early to mid-1990s, and type 1 diabetes …

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