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Typical Age of Onset for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

By Bridget Coila ; Updated August 14, 2017

Prior to 1997 (ref 1,p.1184) type 1 diabetes was called childhood or juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, and the initial diagnoses almost always occurred in childhood. Conversely, type 2 diabetes was called adult-onset diabetes or non-insulin dependent diabetes, and it was typically diagnosed in adults 40 and older.

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