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Type 2 diabetes: What is the average age of onset?

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Diabetes is one of those health conditions that people worry and know about. There are different types of diabetes. Type two is the far less serious type. You can control it through diet and exercise. Type one you need to take medication and still can have serious problems. Type two average onset is considered to be age forty-five. Your chance of getting it is much higher at that age then at other ages for various reasons.

Key Takeaways:

  • About one third of the people suffering from diabetes don’t know they have the disease.
  • Huge time gaps are possible between the onset of the disease and diagnosis.
  • It is known that with age the risk of getting diabetes increases.

“While there might not be a set age for onset for type 2 diabetes, age greatly increases the chances of developing the condition.”

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