U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Diabetes in Children and Teens

About 208,000 young people under 20 years of age have diagnosed diabetes. Most of them have type 1 diabetes. As obesity rates in children continue to soar, type 2 diabetes, a disease that used to be seen primarily in adults over age 45, is becoming more common in young people. Children with diabetes and their families face unique challenges when dealing with diabetes.

Learn how to lower the risk for getting type 2 diabetes and learn more about type 1 and type 2 diabetes in young people, including how to manage the disease for health and well-being.​​

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