A GP guide to T2DM in teens and kids

Complications can be present at diagnosis or arise soon after, so it is critical to act quickly

Need to know:

  • A type 2 diabetes diagnosis before the age of 20 is associated with a sixfold increase in mid-life mortality rate compared with adult-onset disease.
  • Micro- and macrovascular complications are often present at diagnosis or arise soon after.
  • Vulnerable and disadvantaged populations are disproportionately affected.
  • Consider targete