From Grain Brain, page 3

“More than one hundred eighty-six thousand people younger than age twenty have diabetes (either type 1 or type 2).  Just a decade ago type 2 diabetes was known as “adult-onset diabetes,” but with so many young people being diagnosed, the term had to be dropped.  And new science shows that the progression of the disease happens more rapidly in children than in adults.  It’s also more challenging to treat in the younger generation.”