India is touted to be the “youngest country” in the world with more than half of the population under the age of 25 and 65% under the age of 35. The increased incidence of chronic conditions like diabetes in young adults also puts them at higher risk of developing cardiovascular conditions. The two most common forms of diabetes in young Indians are T1DM and T2DM, each having an almost similar prevalence of 40-45 percent. However, T2DM onset in Indians is nearly two decades earlier than in the west. The prevalence of T2DM in India is 8-10 per cent with an additional 15 percent having pre-diabetes. Juvenile diabetes: Symptoms and Challenges While Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition where children depend on insulin for treatment, Type 2 diabetes is because of insulin resistance. Diabetes is a tricky condition for adults to manage, you can only imagine how overwhelming it can be when it happens to younger people. Management of sugar levels can be quite the challenge with compromising on letting kids be kids.