BMI and Its Relationship to Hypoglycemic Seizures in Children With Insulin-requiring Diabetes
The landmark study Diabetes Control and Complication Trial (DCCT) clearly showed that intensive insulin management delays the onset and progression of longterm complications in adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). The same clinic trial also showed increased rate of severe hypoglycemia which required assistance. The risks of severe hypoglycemia, defined as loss of consciousness or seizure associated with hypoglycemia, include lower HbA1C, younger age, higher insulin dose, male sex, lower parental socioeconomic status, non-Hispanic white ethnicity, longer duration of disease, the presence of psychiatric disorders, and underinsurance.
The purpose of this protocol is to explore the relationship between hypoglycemic seizures and BMI.
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Study Start Date:||July 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||May 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Type 1 diabetes|
This is a retrospective study using questionnaire/survey/interview. We will give subjects a letter stating the purpose and describing the study. We will answer all questions they have about the study. Once the parents and patient verbally agree to participate in the study, we will proceed with the survey.