Children With Type 1 Diabetes Often Have Comorbid Celiac Disease, According To A Recent Study Published Online.
FRIDAY, June 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Children with type 1 diabetes often have comorbid (existing simultaneously with) celiac disease, according to a study published online May 25 in Diabetes Care.
Maria E. Craig, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., from the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney, and colleagues examined international differences in Celiac Disease prevalence, and compared clinical characteristics of children with coexisting type 1 diabetes and Celiac Disease versus type 1 diabetes only. Data were included for 52,721 individuals aged up to 18 years with a clinic visit between April 2013 and March 2014.
The researchers found that 3.5 percent of the participants had biopsy-confirmed Celiac Disease, which was diagnosed at a median age of 8.1 years. The prevalence of Celiac Disease varied, from 1.9 to 7.7 percent in the T1D Exchange Clinic Network (United States) and Australasian Diabetes Data Network (Australia), respectively. The age at diabetes diagnosis was younger for those with coexisting Celiac Disease compared to those with type 1 diabetes only (5.4 versus 7.0 years of age; P < 0.001), while fewer children with coexisting Celiac Disease were non-white (15 versus 18 percent; P < 0.001). Those with Celiac Disease had a lower height-standard deviation score (0.36 versus 0.48; adjusted P < 0.001), while fewer were overweight/obese (34 versus 37 percent; adjusted P < 0.001). The mean hemoglobin A1c values were comparable between the groups.
“Differences in Celiac Disease prevalence may reflect international variation in screening and diagnostic practices, and/ or Celiac Disease risk,” the authors write. “Although glycemic control was not different, the lower height-standard deviation score supports close monitoring of growth and nutrition in this population.”
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Comorbid Celiac Disease Common Among Youth With T1DM
Prevalence of celiac disease varied from 1.9 to 7.7 percent among children in U.S. and Australia
Online May 25 in Diabetes Care.
FRIDAY, June 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Children with type 1 diabetes often have comorbid celiac disease (CD), according to a study published online May 25 in Diabetes Care.