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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27-9

Clinical and aetiological profile of early onset diabetes mellitus: data from a tertiary care centre in the Indian subcontinent.

Department of Endocrinology, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, India. , India

Correspondence Address:
A H Zargar
Department of Endocrinology, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, India.
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PMID: 11590287

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BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) in youth is emerging as a serious clinical entity and its incidence has increased over the years. AIM: To analyse the causes of DM in the age group of <40 years of age. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Tertiary care centre; retrospective analysis of data from January 1990 to December 1999. SUBJECTS AND MATERIAL: Analysis of data of all the subjects of DM in whom disease started before the 40th birthday. RESULTS: 724 subjects were detected to have diabetes mellitus before their 40th birthday. Of these, 205 had Type 1, 174 had Type 2 and 48 had fibrocalculous pancreatic diabetes. Males outnumbered in Type 1 and fibrocalculous pancreatic diabetes while as females in Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Chronic complications were more common in Type 2 diabetes mellitus. CONCLUSION: Type 2 diabetes mellitus is becoming an important cause of diabetes in subjects with onset of disease at younger age.


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