Endocrine, metabolic, and diabetes division staff, Department of Internal Medicine RSCM-FKUI, Martha Rosana said, commonly diabetes was widely detected in older people. Still, diabetes was also experienced by many young people, even at times the age of 15 years had been diagnosed.
Many young people are also not aware of the risk factors for diabetes that threaten them. For example, having a parental history of diabetes but not maintaining a healthier lifestyle. Especially now that many young people can get diabetes without congenital.
A study by Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth (2004), said that diabetes develops more rapidly in adolescents than adults or the elderly. Type 2 diabetes generally quickly leads to complications of diseases such as heart and kidney. The study also involved young people with type 2 diabetes while testing the efficacy of various diabetes medications used. It found that in participants with diabetes aged 10 to 17 years, the drug metformin, a drug usually used as the mainstay of treatment for type 2 diabetes in youth, was not effective at lowering their blood sugar levels.
Lifestyle is a significant factor in a person getting diabetes. Undeniably, an unhealthy lifestyle, eating unhealthy foods in large quantities, and rarely moving are the main factors for young people to get diabetes.