Disease markers vary with age in children with type 1 diabetes

09/14/2011 | Endocrine Today

Age may influence type 1 diabetes markers in children, experts reported at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. Data on Finnish children aged 15 years or younger showed those in the youngest age group had higher frequencies and titers of insulin antibodies and lower insulinoma-associated antigen-2 autoantibodies and zinc transporter 8 antibodies. Those in the oldest age group had higher plasma glucose and lower pH at diagnosis and a higher frequency of diabetic ketoacidosis, the researchers found.

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