Young diabetes deaths higher with type 2

Young adults with type 2 diabetes are twice as likely to die from their condition as those with type 1, an Australian study shows.

"Young onset type 2 diabetes is the more lethal phenotype", said researchers at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, after comparing all medical records for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes over 20 years.

The 354 early onset type 2 patients had double the mortality