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Risk Factors for Type 1 Diabetes
- Northern European
- African American
Other Risk Factors
- Cystic fibrosis
- Bottle-feeding or short duration of breastfeeding
- High birth weight
- Obesity during childhood
- Mothers age at childbirth (over 35 years)
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Diabetes type 1. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us. Updated December 28, 2012. Accessed December 31, 2012.
Schatz D, Krischer J, et al. Islet cell antibodies predict insulin-dependent diabetes in United States school age children as powerfully as in unaffected relatives. J Clin Invest. 1994;93:2403-2407.
TRIGR study: a new trial investigates environmental triggers in type 1 diabetes [press release]. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International website. Available at: http://www.jdrf.org. August 7, 2002. Accessed December 31, 2012.
Type 1 diabetes. American Diabetes Association website. Available at: http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-1/?loc=DropDownDB-type1. Accessed December 31, 2012.
3/12/2010 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance. http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php: Cardwell CR, Stene LC, et al. Birthweight and the risk of childhood-onset type 1 diabetes: a meta-analysis of observational studies using individual patient data. Diabetologia. 2010 Jan 10. [Epub ahead of print]
3/12/2010 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance. http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php: Cardwell CR, Stene LC, et al. Maternal age at birth and childhood type 1 diabetes: a pooled analysis of 30 observational studies. Diabetes. 2010;59(2):486-494.
4/1/2011 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance. http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/: Verbeeten KC, Elks CE, et al. Association between childhood obesity and subsequent Type 1 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Diabet Med. 2011;28(1):10-18.
- Reviewer: Kim Carmichael, MD
- Review Date: 09/2013
- Update Date: 09/30/2013