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Childhood diabetes in India

  • Kalra, Sanjay (Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital) ;
  • Dhingra, Mudita (Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, Radha Kishan Hospital)
  • Received : 2018.06.11
  • Accepted : 2018.06.19
  • Published : 2018.09.30

Abstract

This review describes the epidemiology of childhood diabetes in India. It focuses on the incidence and prevalence of type 1 diabetes and its complications and comorbid conditions. The review also covers data related to type 2 diabetes, glucose intolerance, and monogenic diabetes from India. A brief discussion regarding unique contributions from India to the world literature is included. The topics discussed include use of camel milk as adjuvant therapy in type 1 diabetes, relevance of the A1/A2 hypothesis, and comprehensive clinico-etiopathological classification of type 1 diabetes.

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