Young adults diabetes

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Last spring, the Star Tribune shared the story of Alec Smith, a year-old from Minnesota who died from diabetic ketoacidosis due to rationing insulin. A recent study conducted by the Minnesota Department of Health and the University of Minnesota found that hospitalization rates associated with severe hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, especially ketoacidosis, are three to five times greater for young adults with diabetes those years old than for their older counterparts. Young adults also were less likely to achieve age-specific hemoglobin A1c HbA1c goals, whether they had type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Young adults were also more likely to have depression and to use tobacco, and less likely to see a primary care provider, than older adults. The study was published in Preventing Chronic Disease. Lack of access to health care contributes to poor diabetes management and outcomes.

Assessing Risk for Development of Diabetes in Young Adults

Challenges for younger adults with diabetes

Nearly 1 in 5 adolescents aged years, and 1 in 4 young adults aged years, are living with prediabetes, according to a new CDC study external icon published today in JAMA external icon Pediatrics. Prediabetes is a health condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. The condition also increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease, heart disease, and stroke. Monitoring the percentage of adolescents and young adults with prediabetes can help determine the future risk of type 2 diabetes.

Young adults

Insulin is a hormone made by a gland called the pancreas. The pancreas is located behind the stomach. Insulin is the hormone that helps glucose enter the cells of your body so it can be used as energy.
A multivariable risk score for the development of diabetes has been shown to be predictive for middle-aged adults; however, it is unclear how well it performs in a younger adult population. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a preexisting multivariable risk score for the development of diabetes in a young adult cohort. We computed receiver operating characteristic ROC curves for a diabetes risk score composed of the following 6 variables: elevated blood pressure, low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, high triglyceride levels, body mass index, large waist circumference, and hyperglycemia. BMI alone.