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Is type 1 diabetes common?
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Steve Springer
Family Medicine
In brief: In the Graph
Check the website and graph below.
Great resource on stats. http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/figuretext11.htm#fig4.

In brief: In the Graph
Check the website and graph below.
Great resource on stats. http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/figuretext11.htm#fig4.
Dr. Steve Springer
Dr. Steve Springer
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