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What complications are common in diabetes mellitus type 1 in children?

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Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine
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In brief: Several

Complications of poorly controlled type 1 diabetes is similar to type 2 and include heart disease, blindness, nerve damage, wounds that don't heal possibly leading to amputation, and kidney damage.
The earlier you develop diabetes and the less controlled your blood sugar is, the higher the risk of developing complications.

In brief: Several

Complications of poorly controlled type 1 diabetes is similar to type 2 and include heart disease, blindness, nerve damage, wounds that don't heal possibly leading to amputation, and kidney damage.
The earlier you develop diabetes and the less controlled your blood sugar is, the higher the risk of developing complications.
Dr. Louis Krenn
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: Mostly Acute

We don't see too many long-term complications in pediatric type 1 diabetes because kids haven't had it long enough.
Early kidney and eye problems, sometimes also gastroparesis after several years of particularly poor control by teenage years, not pre-teens. Hypoglycemia and DKA are by far the most common (acute) complications seen in kids with type 1 dm.

In brief: Mostly Acute

We don't see too many long-term complications in pediatric type 1 diabetes because kids haven't had it long enough.
Early kidney and eye problems, sometimes also gastroparesis after several years of particularly poor control by teenage years, not pre-teens. Hypoglycemia and DKA are by far the most common (acute) complications seen in kids with type 1 dm.
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