Diabetes Care, Glycemic Control, Complications, and Concomitant Autoimmune Diseases in Children with Type 1 Diabetes in Turkey: A Multicenter Study


Simsek D. G., AYCAN Z., ÖZEN S., CETINKAYA S., Kara C., Abali S., ...More

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL RESEARCH IN PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY, vol.5, no.1, pp.20-26, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/jcrpe.893
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL RESEARCH IN PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.20-26
  • Keywords: Type 1 diabetes, children, complications, Turkey, THYROID AUTOIMMUNITY, ADOLESCENTS, MELLITUS, HYPOGLYCEMIA, KETOACIDOSIS, RETINOPATHY, PREVALENCE, PREDICTORS, ADULTS, ONSET
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: Epidemiologic and clinical features of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) may show substantial differences among countries. The primary goal in the management of T1DM is to prevent micro- and macrovascular complications by achieving good glycemic control. The present study aimed to assess metabolic control, presence of concomitant autoimmune diseases, and of acute and long-term complications in patients diagnosed with T1DM during childhood and adolescence. The study also aimed to be a first step in the development of a national registry system for T1DM, in Turkey.