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18-05-2020 | Type 1 diabetes | News

Characteristics of adult- versus childhood-onset type 1 diabetes documented

Age at type 1 diabetes diagnosis does not appear to affect glycemic control and comorbidity once disease is established, but important differences occur between age groups at the time of diagnosis, US study data show.

13-05-2020 | Obesity | News

Genetic study backs weight loss to negate long-term childhood obesity risks

Findings from a genetic analysis support the notion that the harms of childhood obesity can be avoided by attaining a healthy BMI by adulthood.

21-04-2020 | Adolescents | News

Cost, hassle, and technology anxiety prevent adolescents using diabetes devices

A survey of US adolescents with type 1 diabetes has found that cost, negative attitudes towards wearing a device, and technology-related anxiety all act as obstacles preventing the use of devices in this age group.

01-04-2020 | Liraglutide (obesity) | News

Liraglutide for weight loss successful in obese adolescents

Liraglutide 3.0 mg boosts weight loss in obese adolescents receiving lifestyle therapy, show the findings of a phase 3 trial.

16-03-2020 | Pathophysiology | Highlight | News

Type 1 diabetes endotypes firmed up

Researchers provide further evidence to support two distinct type 1 diabetes endotypes characterized by a more or less aggressive autoimmune response and a younger or older age at onset.

13-03-2020 | Disordered eating | News

Diabetes distress, body dissatisfaction may flag disordered eating risk in adolescence

The presence of diabetes distress and body dissatisfaction may warn of a high risk for disordered eating in adolescents with type 1 diabetes, show data from the Diabetes MILES Youth–Australia study.

02-03-2020 | Diagnosis | News

Glucose tolerance test may be best for type 2 diabetes diagnosis in youth

An oral glucose tolerance test may identify youths with a more adverse cardiometabolic profile than a fasting plasma glucose test does, say researchers.

10-02-2020 | Artificial pancreas systems | News

Greatest beneficiaries of closed-loop systems not always as HCPs assume

Healthcare professionals can make false assumptions about which children with type 1 diabetes will gain most from closed-loop insulin delivery, risking children who could potentially benefit missing out, research suggests.

28-01-2020 | Adolescents | News

Mental health continuing issue for adolescents after bariatric surgery

Adolescents who undergo bariatric surgery do not as a rule experience resolution of mental health problems, say researchers.

23-01-2020 | Children | News

Poor childhood glycemic control flags early mortality risk

People who die in young adulthood from acute complications of type 1 diabetes are characterized by poor glycemic control during childhood, report Swedish researchers.

08-01-2020 | Risk factors | News

Early puberty may raise type 2 diabetes risk in women

Earlier age at menarche is associated with an increased risk for type 2 diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance among women, and this association remains significant after adjustment for adiposity, suggest findings from a meta-analysis.

04-12-2019 | Adolescents | News

NHANES uncovers scale of prediabetes problem in US youth

A US survey suggests nearly one in five adolescents and one in four young adults has prediabetes and that the condition is linked to an unfavorable cardiometabolic risk profile.

14-11-2019 | MODY | News

Islet autoantibody negativity, mild hyperglycemia should trigger MODY genetic screening

Islet autoantibody negativity plus mild hyperglycemia and a family history of diabetes can be used to identify children newly diagnosed with diabetes who should undergo genetic testing for maturity-onset diabetes of the young, study findings indicate.

08-11-2019 | Adolescents | News

Student mentoring of teens with diabetes produces all-round gains

Assigning student mentors to teenagers with type 1 diabetes and low socioeconomic status brings a variety of benefits to both mentors and mentees, show the results of a US pilot study.

02-07-2019 | Retinopathy | News

Young diabetes patients may undergo needless retinopathy examinations

A retrospective analysis of clinical trial data indicates that regular eye examinations may not always be necessary for people younger than 18 years of age with type 1 diabetes, despite current recommendations to the contrary.

27-06-2019 | Disordered eating | News

Disturbed eating behavior common in youth with type 1 diabetes

Approximately one-third of adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes display disturbed eating behavior that may be linked to worsening glycemic control and increasing depressive symptoms over time, research shows.

11-06-2019 | Adolescents | ADA 2019 | News

Insulin omission for weight purposes linked to increased depression in youth

Young people who deliberately omit insulin to either lose weight or prevent weight gain report worse psychosocial functioning, particularly depressive symptoms, than those who have never skipped a dose for this reason, study data show.

11-06-2019 | Adolescents | ADA 2019 | News

Diabetes distress linked to self-care and HbA1c in adolescents with diabetes

Diabetes distress is more common than depression in adolescents with diabetes and is significantly associated with less frequent blood glucose monitoring and higher glycated hemoglobin levels, study findings indicate.

10-06-2019 | Adolescents | ADA 2019 | News

Shared medical appointments improve psychosocial outcomes in young diabetes

Shared medical appointments may help adolescents with type 1 diabetes to reduce family conflict and improve their depressive symptoms, show data presented at the 79th ADA Scientific Sessions in San Francisco, California, USA.

09-06-2019 | Children | ADA 2019 | News

TODAY2 confirms steep type 2 diabetes trajectory in youth

The latest analysis from the observational follow-up of the TODAY study participants shows rapid accumulation of cardiovascular risk factors and diabetes complications in people who were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in youth.

31-05-2019 | Children | News

High variability in insulin needs complicates diabetes management in young children

Children with type 1 diabetes who are aged 6 years or younger have significantly more variability in their insulin needs than adolescents or adults, shows an analysis of closed-loop data.

17-05-2019 | Adolescents | News

Teen-LABS reports 5-year gains and drawbacks of bariatric surgery in adolescents

Adolescents who undergo bariatric surgery are more likely than adult patients to have remission of diabetes and hypertension, but require more reoperations, show the 5-year outcomes of the Teen-LABS cohort.

10-05-2019 | Psychosocial care | Highlight | News

Family conflict key factor in poor glycemic control among young insulin users

Factors associated with poor glycemic control in children with type 1 diabetes generally vary according to the insulin regimen used, but family conflict over diabetes management universally impacts all insulin users, US researchers report.

29-04-2019 | Liraglutide (T2DM) | Highlight | News

Ellipse trial: Liraglutide expands treatment options for pediatric type 2 diabetes

The Ellipse investigators report improved glycemic control at the price of early and mostly mild gastrointestinal events in children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes.

26-04-2019 | Adolescents | News

School-based consultations boost diabetes clinic attendance in hard-to-reach teens

Meeting teenagers with diabetes at their schools to discuss concerns and reflect on self-management reduces the number who do not attend hospital clinics, say researchers.

04-04-2019 | Insulin pumps | Highlight | News

Randomized trial questions superiority of insulin pumps over injections in children

Insulin pumps and multiple daily injections deliver similar glycemic control and safety profiles when allocated alongside education and support at the point of type 1 diabetes diagnosis, say researchers.

25-03-2019 | Artificial pancreas systems | News

Real-world data highlight closed-loop frustrations for youth users

System problems and irritations lead to nearly two in five children abandoning use of closed-loop insulin delivery in a real-world setting, researchers have reported.

28-02-2019 | Mobile technology | News

Engagement with mobile health intervention linked to improved glycemic control

Responsiveness to text message reminders about blood glucose monitoring is associated with glycemic benefit among adolescents with type 1 diabetes, study findings indicate.

26-02-2019 | Psychosocial care | ATTD 2019 | News

CGM at diabetes diagnosis improves family psychosocial outcomes

Giving children continuous glucose monitoring from the point of diabetes diagnosis gives their caregivers greater confidence to manage hypoglycemia and reduces their diabetes-related distress, shows a randomized trial.

31-01-2019 | Glycemic control | News

Glycemic control in type 1 diabetes not improving in the USA

Just one-fifth of adults, and an even lower proportion of children and adolescents, with type 1 diabetes in the T1D Exchange registry currently meet the ADA target for glycemic control, US researchers report.

14-12-2018 | Artificial pancreas systems | News

MD-Logic closed-loop system successful for unmonitored day and night use

The DREAM5 randomized trial has confirmed the efficacy of closed-loop insulin delivery with the MD-logic algorithm in adolescents and young adults without remote monitoring.

28-11-2018 | Epidemiology | News

Childhood type 1 diabetes incidence still rising in Europe

The incidence of childhood type 1 diabetes continues to increase across Europe, with the number of cases potentially doubling in the next 20 years, an analysis of 25 years of EURODIAB registry data shows.

09-11-2018 | Adolescents | News

Elevated multiple complication risk in youth with type 1 diabetes

Patients with type 1 diabetes may develop multiple complications even before they reach adulthood, shows an analysis of the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study.

24-10-2018 | Obesity | News

BMI trajectory linked to hyperglycemia risk irrespective of BMI level

The rate at which BMI changes throughout childhood and adolescence is significantly associated with adult hyperglycemia, independent of BMI level at specific time points, study findings indicate.

22-10-2018 | Mental health | Highlight | News

Insulin manipulation strongly linked to psychiatric comorbidity

Insulin manipulation, the practice of deliberately under- or overdosing insulin, is strongly associated with psychiatric comorbidity in children and young adults with type 1 diabetes, Austrian research shows.

09-10-2018 | Children | EASD 2018 | News

RISE pediatric findings consistent over longer term

The RISE investigators have reported a continued lack of effect of early intensive therapy on beta-cell function decline in children with prediabetes or early type 2 diabetes.

05-10-2018 | Obesity | News

Preschool weight gain confers highest risk for teenage obesity

Almost all children who are obese by the age of 3 years remain obese into adolescence, shows a study in The New England Journal of Medicine.

04-10-2018 | Artificial pancreas systems | EASD 2018 | News

‘Gold standard’ trial tests closed-loop delivery across the age spectrum

A randomized trial demonstrates the efficacy of closed-loop insulin delivery in a wide range of patients with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes.

27-08-2018 | Adolescents | News

Ethnicity influences reversibility of dysglycemia in obese children

Impaired glucose tolerance in obese youths frequently reverts to normal, although the chances of this happening are strongly influenced by ethnicity, researchers report in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.

15-08-2018 | Nephropathy | News

High-normal ACR predicts renal damage in adolescents with diabetes

Having an albumin-to-creatinine ratio at the upper end of the normal range predicts microalbuminuria and cardiovascular risk in adolescents with type 1 diabetes, say the AdDIT investigators.

03-08-2018 | Adolescents | News

Diabetes care gaps at key age increase risk for complications

Almost half of young adults with type 1 diabetes do not see a diabetes physician for more than a year during their transition from pediatric to adult care, and this lack of contact is associated with an increased risk for complications, Canadian research shows.

01-08-2018 | Adolescents | Highlight | News

Motivational interviewing intervention fails to improve HbA1c in adolescents

The Flexible Lifestyles Empowering Change intervention has failed to improve glycated hemoglobin levels in a randomized trial involving adolescents with type 1 diabetes, despite improving some psychosocial outcomes.

31-07-2018 | Insulin pumps | News

Pros and cons of insulin pumps highlighted in young type 1 diabetes patients

Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy significantly lowers glycated hemoglobin levels in young people with type 1 diabetes, but at the cost of an increased risk for diabetic ketoacidosis during the first year, UK researchers report.

26-06-2018 | Pathophysiology | ADA 2018 | News

RISE: Early insulin does not slow beta cell decline in youth with type 2 diabetes

The RISE trial investigators have found that increased insulin resistance and hyperresponsive beta cells may explain the rapid progression of type 2 diabetes in children.

24-06-2018 | Adolescents | ADA 2018 | News

Adolescents with diabetes often not getting the psychotherapy services they need

Only a very small proportion of adolescents and young adults with diabetes who are referred for outpatient psychotherapy actually receive these services, even when there is an integrated pediatric psychologist in the clinic, research shows.

24-06-2018 | Continuous glucose monitoring | ADA 2018 | News

Eversense glucose monitor accurate and popular for adolescent patients

Researchers have reported good accuracy, durability, and acceptability of the Eversense continuous glucose monitoring system in a group of primarily pediatric patients.

23-06-2018 | Children | ADA 2018 | News

Pubertal status affects glycemic variability in children with type 1 diabetes

Prepubertal children with type 1 diabetes have greater glycemic variability than those who are pubertal or postpubertal, researchers have reported at the ADA’s 78th Scientific Sessions.

24-05-2018 | Adolescents | Highlight | News

Insulin, metformin remain most used treatments for type 2 diabetes in youths

The majority of adolescents and young adults with type 2 diabetes are still being treated with metformin and/or insulin, despite a growing number of medications being available for adults, US study data show.

09-05-2018 | Diet | Highlight | News

Study suggests benefits of very low carbohydrate intake in type 1 diabetes

A study of type 1 diabetes patients voluntarily following a very-low-carbohydrate diet suggests that the approach could help to achieve excellent control of blood glucose levels.

30-04-2018 | Adolescents | News

Economic status, poor mental health predict young adult diabetic complications

Low socioeconomic status and mental health visits during adolescence are associated with an increased risk for diabetes-related complications and death in early adulthood, Canadian researchers report.

05-04-2018 | Obesity | Highlight | News

Weight loss before puberty may mitigate excess diabetes risk associated with childhood overweight

Children who are overweight only have an increased risk for type 2 diabetes in adulthood if they remain overweight beyond the age of 13 years, according to the results of a large Danish study.

13-03-2018 | Adolescents | News

Data support bariatric surgery for severely obese teens with type 2 diabetes

Surgical treatment of severely obese adolescents with type 2 diabetes is associated with better glycemic control and a greater reduction in BMI than medical management, US researchers report.

09-03-2018 | Glycemic control | News

Early glycemic control sets life course for type 1 diabetes patients

The degree of glycemic control that patients with type 1 diabetes achieve during the first 4 to 5 years after diagnosis may set the long-term pattern, research suggests.

07-03-2018 | Children | News

Racial and ethnic minority youths predisposed to poor diabetes prognosis

African–American and Hispanic adolescents are more likely than their non-Hispanic White peers to present with characteristics associated with poor long-term prognosis when they are first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, research suggests.

21-02-2018 | Insulin pumps | News

Tubeless insulin pumps offer durable alternative to MDI in adolescents

Tubeless insulin pump use can provide long-term improvements in glycemic control at a lower total daily dose of insulin compared with multiple daily injections, show results of a retrospective study among children and young adults with type 1 diabetes.

15-02-2018 | Glycemic control | News

Household food insecurity linked to poor glycemic control

Young patients with type 1 diabetes who have inadequate access to nutritional food are more likely to have poor glycemic control than those from food-secure households, researchers report.

02-02-2018 | Disordered eating | News

Diet quality intervention does not trigger disordered eating in adolescents

Research shows that intervening to improve the diet quality of adolescents with type 1 diabetes does not exacerbate disordered eating behavior.

30-01-2018 | Transitions of care | News

SEARCH highlights flaws in transfer from pediatric to adult diabetes care

US researchers call for tailored clinical programs and policies to improve the transition from pediatric to adult care, and thus prevent worsening glycemic control, in young adults with type 2 diabetes.

21-12-2017 | Mental health | News

Psychiatric morbidity risk high after childhood diabetes diagnosis

Results of a population-based study suggests that children may be vulnerable to developing psychiatric disorders in the years following a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes.

18-12-2017 | Hypoglycemia | News

Severe hypoglycemia risk remains high years after previous episode in children with diabetes

The risk of having a repeat episode of severe hypoglycemia is elevated for at least 4 years after a previous episode in children with type 1 diabetes, although the risk is highest during the first year, researchers report.

14-12-2017 | Hypoglycemia | News

Automatic insulin pump suspension reduces hypoglycemia in adolescents with diabetes

Children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes using a predictive low-glucose management system have less hypoglycemia and fewer hypoglycemic events than those managed using sensor-augmented pump therapy alone, according to a 6-month trial.

22-11-2017 | Adolescents | News

Peer support influences outcomes for youths with type 1 diabetes

Peer and parental support are important factors influencing diabetes-related distress among adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes, researchers report.

01-11-2017 | Adolescents | News

No renal benefits of ACE inhibitor, statin treatment in adolescents with type 1 diabetes

Results of AdDIT show that treatment with an ACE inhibitor, a statin, or both does not protect against the increased albumin excretion that frequently occurs in patients with type 1 diabetes during adolescence.

10-10-2017 | Insulin pumps | News

Real-world data support reduced hypoglycemia risk in young pump users

Findings from a population-based study indicate that insulin pump use is associated with reduced risks for severe hypoglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis in children, adolescents, and young adults with type 1 diabetes.

06-10-2017 | Transitions of care | News

Appointment manager boosts retention after switch to adult diabetes care

An open-label randomized trial shows that an appointment manager reduces disengagement from health services among patients with type 1 diabetes after the first year following their transition from pediatric to adult care.

08-09-2017 | Artificial pancreas systems | News

Artificial pancreas stands up to intensive winter sports

Adolescents with type 1 diabetes attending a ski camp achieved better glycemic control with closed-loop control than with a sensor-augmented insulin pump, researchers report.

26-07-2017 | Adolescents | News

Poor lifestyle intervention adherence may dilute effectiveness in youths with type 2 diabetes

Session attendance was only moderate and self-monitoring very poor in youths with type 2 diabetes who participated in the TODAY lifestyle programme, an analysis shows.

11-06-2017 | Disordered eating | ADA 2017 | News

Disordered eating common among youths with diabetes

Findings from the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study reveal high rates of disordered eating behaviors among children and young adults with diabetes.

02-06-2017 | Obesity | News

TMI has edge over BMI for estimating body fat in adolescents

The tri-ponderal mass index estimates body fat levels in adolescents more accurately than body mass index, study results suggest.

28-04-2017 | Psychological support | News

CBT could help diabetic adolescents with glycaemic control

Cognitive behavioral therapy may be a more effective intervention than non-directive, supportive counselling to help adolescents with type 1 diabetes to maintain glycemic control, a randomized control trial shows.

07-03-2017 | Adolescents | News

Encouraging water intake may not boost weight loss in adolescents

A randomized trial shows that supporting overweight and obese adolescents to drink more water alongside adherence to a healthy diet does not improve their weight loss – although this may partly be because few participants managed to drink the required eight cups per day.

10-02-2017 | Faster-acting insulin aspart | News

Ultrafast-acting insulin effective in children

The pharmacodynamics of faster-acting insulin aspart in children are similar to those in adults, suggesting its ability to improve postprandial glycemic control in children with type 1 diabetes, say researchers.

06-01-2017 | Obesity | News

Promising long-term outcomes after bariatric surgery in adolescence

Two studies of patients who underwent bariatric surgery during adolescence reveal sustained weight loss and improved cardiovascular risk factors 5 years or more after the procedure.

06-12-2016 | Adolescents | News

Intensive diet plan can reverse type 2 diabetes in adolescents

A pilot study indicates that a very intensive dietary intervention is acceptable to children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes, and highly effective among those who stick to it.

04-11-2016 | Adolescents | News

Glycated hemoglobin a valuable predictor in children and adolescents

Glycated hemoglobin is as good as blood glucose measures for predicting type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents, research suggests.

03-11-2016 | Adolescents | News

Adiponectin tied to treatment success in adolescents with type 2 diabetes

Changes in adiponectin levels in adolescents with type 2 diabetes predict treatment response and may even underlie racial differences in treatment response, show data from the TODAY study.

26-10-2016 | Complications | News | Article

Causes of death defined in young adults with type I diabetes

Mortality rates are high among adolescents and young adults with type I diabetes, with more than half caused by acute or chronic complications, researchers report.

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