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Comment & Response
June 27, 2017

Complications of Diabetes Diagnosed in Children and Adolescents

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, The First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning, China
  • 2Department of Gastroenterology, The First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning, China
JAMA. 2017;317(24):2552-2553. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.6223

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.

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