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Pediatric type 1 diabetes


02-14-2020 | Pathogenesis | Highlight | News

Excess weight may hasten type 1 diabetes progression in lower-risk children

A high BMI may contribute to the risk for progressing from single to multiple islet autoantibodies, especially in children who would otherwise be at relatively low risk, show findings from TrialNet.

02-10-2020 | 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.

02-07-2020 | Pregnancy | News

Maternal diabetes, obesity may raise risk for neuropsychiatric disorders in children

Children born to mothers with diabetes and severe obesity have an elevated risk for developing neuropsychiatric disorders, researchers report.

02-05-2020 | Children | News

One in 300 young children may have presymptomatic type 1 diabetes

Around one in 300 children aged 2–5 years from the general population may be positive for islet autoantibodies on screening and therefore have presymptomatic type 1 diabetes, results of the Fr1da study suggest.

01-27-2020 | Epidemiology | News

Type 1 diabetes geographic variability implicates environmental triggers

Researchers uncover geographic heterogeneity in type 1 diabetes incidence across England, and identify demographic and environmental factors significantly associated with this variability.

01-23-2020 | 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.

12-17-2019 | Children | News

Children’s brains act to offset diabetes neural impairments

Children with type 1 diabetes have increased activation of certain areas of the brain during attention-demanding tasks, which may compensate for diabetes-related impairments and bring their cognitive ability in line with peers without diabetes, report researchers.

12-11-2019 | Type 1 diabetes | News

Both hospital- and home-based care acceptable for children with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes

The setting in which children with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes initiate their care makes no significant difference to glucose control, psychologic outcomes, or the rate of adverse events, shows a UK study comparing home and hospital options.

12-02-2019 | Pathophysiology | News

Type 1 diabetes risk ‘varies substantially’ in autoantibody-positive individuals

Among individuals with multiple autoantibodies detected by screening, type 1 diabetes risk varies according to age, autoantibody type, and metabolic impairment, researchers report.

11-14-2019 | 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.

11-08-2019 | 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.

10-16-2019 | Artificial pancreas systems | News

iDCL trial shows sustained time in range improvement with hybrid closed-loop delivery

People with type 1 diabetes using the Tandem Control-IQ hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system spent significantly more time within their target blood glucose range than people using a sensor-augmented insulin pump during 6 months of use in the iDCL trial.

10-03-2019 | Ketoacidosis | Highlight | News

Protocol with point-of-care testing improves speed, accuracy of DKA diagnosis

Implementing a nursing protocol that includes point-of-care testing at triage reduces the time to diabetic ketoacidosis diagnosis and the number of unnecessary intravenous placements in the pediatric emergency department, say researchers.

08-30-2019 | Insulin | News

Long dough fermentation reduces pizza challenges for type 1 diabetes

Hyperglycemia in children with type 1 diabetes after eating pizza can be reduced by fermenting the dough for longer, Italian research shows.

08-08-2019 | Continuous glucose monitoring | News

Pros and cons of CGM described by parents of children with diabetes

Continuous glucose monitoring offers many benefits to the families of young children with type 1 diabetes but also a number of challenges that cannot always be overcome, show results of a qualitative analysis conducted in the USA.

07-24-2019 | Children | News

Puberty linked to glucose variability in type 1 diabetes

Changes in glucose levels through the day and night in young people with type 1 diabetes may differ according to whether or not they have gone through puberty, research suggests.

07-22-2019 | Children | News

Children with type 1 diabetes fare worse than peers in health, education

Children with type 1 diabetes have worse health outcomes and are more likely to miss school and have special educational needs than their nondiabetic peers, show results of a large study conducted in Scotland.

07-02-2019 | 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.

06-27-2019 | 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.

06-18-2019 | Hyperglycemia | ADA 2019 | News

Hyperglycemia may impact brain development in children with type 1 diabetes

Researchers report that having type 1 diabetes may affect children’s brain growth and cognitive development, with persistent hyperglycemia the most likely culprit.

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