Type 2 diabetes is a rising threat in youth

Prediabetes is a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes

Prediabetes increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Who has prediabetes?

  1. 1 in 5 aged 12-18 years
  2. 1 in 4 aged 19-34 years
  3. Prediabetes is higher in males and people with obesity

What can you do?

  1. Parents should talk to their child’s health care provider about testing for type 2 diabetes
  2. Adults aged 18 and over can take a 1-minute risk test at www.cdc.gov/diabetes/risktest



L. Andes et al, JAMA Pediatrics December 2, 2019, online edition