A consequence of the pandemic: Diabetes in children due to Corona too late

In the first two months of the Corona pandemic in Germany has been discovered in the diabetes in children and adolescents, in many cases, apparently, too late,

A consequence of the pandemic: Diabetes in children due to Corona too late

In the first two months of the Corona pandemic in Germany has been discovered in the diabetes in children and adolescents, in many cases, apparently, too late, with the part-life threatening consequences. To this conclusion, researchers at the University of Giessen came. The physicians evaluated for their study, data from the German registry of the Diabetes-patient-history documentation. Were recorded the findings of 532 young patients, in which between the 13. March and the 13. May for the first Time the diagnosis of type 1 Diabetes was made.

showed How, was detected in 45 percent of children and adolescents for evidence of ketoacidosis. This metabolic disorder occurs in insulin deficiency and can be fatal. In the same period of the years 2018 and 2019, the proportion of the patients had rooms with ketoacidosis only at 24 or 25 percent. For affected children under six years of age, the risk was doubled compared to the previous years, even.

According to the authors of the study, this was probably the anxiety of the parents prior to a visit to the doctor, on the other, to the Reorganisation of the medical establishment due to the. The access to the diagnostics and the elucidation of the population would have to be improved to prevent such dangerous delays of therapy, claim the researchers.

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Updated Date: 31 July 2020, 07:19

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