Why Is Type 1 Diabetes Known As Juvenile Diabetes?

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Well type 1 diabetes is often referred to as a juvenile diabetes or childhood diabetes, because it often strikes in childhood, but we've for the most part gotten away from using that term for the simple reason that many people who are adults have type 1 diabetes either they were children when they got it and now they've grown, or frankly in many cases people who develop diabetes as adults really have type 1 diabetes even though we don't tend to think about that.