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PDF File Ask Yourself: Am I at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes? Taking Steps to Lower Your Risk of Getting Diabetes. What is type 2 diabetes? Type 2 diabetes, formerly called adult-onset diabetes, is the most common type of diabetes. About 95 percent of people with diabetes have type 2. People can develop type 2 diabetes at any age, even during childhood. However, this type of diabetes develops most often in middle-aged and older people. People who are overweight and inactive are also more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.