Andrea Kolligian has learned that she's likely to get well-meaning comments if she eats a donut.
"Can you eat that? Are you sure you can eat that?" a friend or coworker will ask.
Kolligian, an administrative assistant at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was a teenager, and has been taking insulin ever since. But like many people with type I diabetes, she's learned that the growing prevalence of the type 2 form of the disease, which is often...
Type 1 diabetes most
often develops in girls around 10 to 12 years of age and in boys around 12 to
14 years of age.
The incidence of type 1 diabetes seems to be
increasing, and there appears to be an increase among young children,
especially from birth to age 4.
White people have a higher rate of type 1
diabetes than other racial groups.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2008). National Diabetes Fact Sheet 2007. Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Available online: http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/pdf/ndfs_2007.pdf.
Laffel L, et al. (2005). Treatment of the child and
adolescent with diabetes. In CR Kahn et al., eds., Joslin's Diabetes Mellitus, 14th ed., pp. 711-736. Philadelphia: Lippincott
Williams and Wilkins.
Primary Medical Reviewer
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer
David C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
September 14, 2010
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