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Arq Bras Endocrinol Metabol. 2010 Jun;54(4):369-74.

[Evaluation of the final stature reached by type 1 diabetes mellitus patients followed at an outsourced service].

[Article in Portuguese]

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  • 1Departamento de Clínica Médica, Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba, MG, Brasil.

Abstract

Metabolic changes resulting from type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1) may put growth and development at risk.

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the final stature of DM1 patients and the interference of DM1 in growth.

SUBJECTS AND METHODS:

The final height reached by 58 DM1 patients was evaluated according to anthropometric data and metabolic control.

RESULTS:

Mean age was 26.4 years (15.0-51.0) and the duration of disease was of 9.6 years (1.4-25.0). Final stature was 165.1 cm (149.3-183.0) and the z-score for height was 0.09 (-1.76-2.85). In a subgroup (n = 34), it was possible to evaluate the effect of metabolic control on growth. Mean glycosylated hemoglobin was 12.2% (6.8-24.1) and the correlation between anthropometric data and glucose control was not considered statistically significant (p > 0.05).

CONCLUSION:

We conclude that DM1 had no effect on the final stature, to the detriment of a poor metabolic control.

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