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is type 1 diabetes common?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on what you compare it to. If it is type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes is about 8 to 10 times less frequent than type 2 one. If you take a rare disease such as polio in the US, then type 1 diabetes will be viewed as common. Generally speaking, it is common enough to contribute to significant morbidity and mortality.
Answered on Feb 11, 2017
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Dr. Steve Springer
23 years experience Family Medicine
In the Graph: Check the website and graph below. Great resource on stats. http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/figuretext11.htm#fig4.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
1 in 300: About one in three hundred children have type one diabetes. It is the second most common chronic illness of childhood, behind asthma which is quite common, at one in 10.
Answered on Sep 8, 2014

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