To the Editor The study by Dr Dabelea and colleagues1 focused on the prevalence of complications among teenagers and young adults who had been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes vs type 2 diabetes during childhood and adolescence. Although the base model (adjusted for age, sex, race/ethnicity, duration of diabetes, and clinical site) showed a significantly higher prevalence of complications for type 2 diabetes compared with type 1 diabetes, the authors did not adjust for socioeconomic factors such as insurance, household income, or parental education, which might be associated with a higher prevalence of complications.
Peng S, Li C, Sun X. Complications of Diabetes Diagnosed in Children and Adolescents. JAMA. 2017;317(24):2552-2553. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.6223