Death risk high in type 2 diabetes youth

Records of 815 patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes diagnosed between 15 and 30 years of age from the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Diabetes Clinical Database were matched with the Australian National Death Index.

Co-author and director of the Diabetes Centre Dr Ted Wu said the higher mortality risk among those with type 2 diabetes was primarily linked to increased cardiovascular risk.

“The presence of less favourable cardiovascular risk factors and higher prevalence of