Younger type 2 patients need assertive treatment

Younger people with type 2 diabetes need early assertive treatment to prevent renal failure or blindness, says Australian endocrinologist Dr Sophia Zoungas.

She and UK colleagues have published a study that shows how age and disease duration are associated with complications and risk of death.

Age, age at diagnosis and duration are linked to the risk of death and macrovascular complications, but only duration is linked to the risk of microvascular complications, they write in Diabetologia, the journal of the European