The number of children and adolescents who presented with diabetic ketoacidosis at type 1 diabetes diagnosis rose from 24.1% in 2018 and 24.5% in 2019 to 44.7% in 2020 during the COVID-19 lockdown in Germany between March 13 and May 13, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Based on data from the German Diabetes Prospective Follow-up Registry involving 532 youths, findings also revealed an increase in the rates of severe DKA, especially among children younger than age 6.
Pandemic led to increased DKA rate in youths with T1D
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