Table 1.3Priority outcome measures

Outcome categorySpecific outcome measures
Glucose regulationGlycaemic control:
  • glycated haemoglobin (HbA1 and HbA1c)
  • blood glucose concentration
Diabetic ketoacidosis
Severity of hypoglycaemia
Hypoglycaemic awareness
Frequency of hypoglycaemia
Lipid regulationTriglycerides
Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol
High-density lipoprotein cholesterol
Endocrine functionNormal growth, height and weight
Body mass index
Sexual maturation
Cardiovascular function
Ocular function
Blood pressure
Retinopathy
Juvenile cataract
Renal functionUrine protein excretion (‘microalbuminuria’)
HospitalisationNumber of, duration of and reason for hospital admissions Emergency hospital admissions
Physical activityParticipation in physical activity
Psychological factorsPsychological wellbeing, including self-esteem
Eating disorders
Quality of life
Diabetes knowledge
Psychosocial factorsSchool participation/absence
Clinic attendance
EducationKnowledge

From: 1, Introduction

Cover of Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes: Diagnosis and Management of Type 1 Diabetes in Children and Young People.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 15.2.
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