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ea0017p50 | (1) | BSPED2008

Influence of body mass index and inherited insulin sensitivity on the age of diagnosis and autoantibody status in childhood Type 1 diabetes

Howey C , O'Sullivan J , Ram R , Iyer S , Leech N , Cheetham T

Introduction: The incidence of Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is rising. The effect of increasing BMI in children has been proposed. A relationship between age of diagnosis of T1D and BMI SDS has been reported by some but not confirmed in all studies. We propose age of diagnosis and autoantibody status may be influenced by BMI and inherited factors relating to BMI and insulin resistance.Methods: BMI SDS was calculated in 230 children with newly diagnosed T1D, 4&#...