What type of diabetes do young people have?
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- Pihoker, C. Curr Diab Rep (2006) 6: 108. doi:10.1007/s11892-006-0020-0
Although type 1 diabetes remains the most common type of diabetes in the pediatric population, there has been a dramatic rise in type 2 diabetes in youth. Clinical distinctions between these two major types have become blurred. As genetic and biochemical measures become more affordable and available, practical applications of these measures to better understand diabetes type in youth and the implications of diabetes type on the evolution of the disease are needed.