Which age groups have the highest prevalence of glucose intolerance?

Updated: Jun 28, 2019
  • Author: Samuel T Olatunbosun, MD, FACP, FACE; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Type 1 diabetes occurs most commonly in children and adolescents but may occur in individuals of any age. Type 2 diabetes typically begins in middle life or later, usually after age 30 years; its prevalence rises with age. Maturity-onset diabetes of youth can be expressed in childhood or in early adolescence. In the United States, 208,000 people younger than 20 years have either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. [19]


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