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- Pediatrics International 04/2012; 54(2):277-9. · 0.88 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: We examined the association between sex, age, insulin regimens and glycemic control in 133 Japanese children and adolescents, 42 males and 61 females aged 16.8 ± 7.0 yr, with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). The patients were divided into 5 age groups and were also classified according to the insulin regimen. The annual median HbA1c level in males (7.3 ± 0.2%) was similar to that in females (7.2 ± 0.2%). In regard to the age of the patients, the median HbA1c levels in patients aged 15-19 yr (7.9 ± 0.4%) was significantly higher than those aged 5-9 yr (7.2 ± 0.1%) and those aged 20≤ yr (6.6 ± 0.4%, p<0.05, respectively). On the other hand, there were no significant relationships between the HbA1c values and the insulin regimens. In conclusion, difficulty in management of diabetes due to emotional issues and endocrinological factors during adolescence may play a possible role in the deterioration of diabetes control. On the other hand, the insulin regimen does not seem to have a major impact on the metabolic outcome in young people with T1DM.Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology 01/2010; 19(1):1-6.