Serious complications from youth-onset type 2 diabetes arise by young adulthoodFindings from NIH-funded study underscore importance of early, intensive treatmentPeople with type 2 diabetes diagnosed during youth have a high risk of developing complications at early ages and have a greater chance of multiple complications within 15 years after diagnosis. “The original TODAY study showed that youth-onset type 2 diabetes is distinct from adult-onset diabetes – it is both more aggressive and more difficult to control,” said Dr. Barbara Linder, NIDDK project scientist for TODAY. TODAY was the first major comparative effectiveness trial for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in youth. Metformin is the only oral medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat type 2 diabetes in youth. Participants in TODAY2 were monitored annually for signs of diabetes complications, including heart disease, kidney disease, diabetic foot complications, and to report other health events.
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