Type 1 diabetes used to be called "juvenile diabetes," because it's usually diagnosed in children and teens. But don't let that old-school name fool you. It can start when you're a grownup, too Author: Nichole Bazemore. Mar 29, 2018 · This study used NHIS data from 2016 to estimate the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes among adults by primary type. Overall, based on self-reported type and current insulin use, 0.55% of U.S. adults had diagnosed type 1 diabetes, representing 1.3 million adults; 8.6% had diagnosed type 2 diabetes, representing 21.0 million adults.Cited by: 22.
Type 2 Diabetes (adult-onset diabetes) is a chronic medical condition in which your body does not use insulin properly, resulting in abnormal blood sugar levels. Learn more about the symptoms. Symptoms of type 1 diabetes in adults may occur suddenly. It’s important to realize that early signs of type 1 diabetes in adults often develop quickly and may .