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[Editorial] Type 2 diabetes: the urgent need to protect young people

With over 400 million people living with the disease and accounting for around 90% of diabetes cases worldwide, type 2 diabetes is complex and costly. It can cause blindness, cardiovascular disease, kidney failure, lower limb amputation, and other long-term consequences that substantially impact quality of life and years of life lived with disability. Worryingly, the global prevalence of type 2 diabetes is estimated to have doubled over the past 30 years and now includes rapidly rising numbers of children and adolescents.

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