Report warns of additional risks in younger type 2 diabetes patients

They face a higher risk of CVD than those diagnosed later in life

Patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes onset up to their early 40s are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease than older patients, specialists warn.

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The high lifetime risk of CVD in younger patients hasn’t fallen over the past decade and this risk needs to be taken into account in their treatment, endocrinologist Professor Jonathan Shaw says.

Professor Shaw, co-author of The Dark Heart of Diabetes, a Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute report, said it’s important to remember that people in their 30s or 40s with type 2 diabetes