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J Diabetes. 2017 Mar;9(3):308-310. doi: 10.1111/1753-0407.12498. Epub 2016 Dec 1.

Skin autofluorescence is increased in young people with type 1 diabetes exposed to secondhand smoking.

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1
Department of Endocrinology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.
2
Diabeter, Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes Care and Research, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Abstract

Skin autofluorescence is increased in diabetes, rises with age, and predicts diabetes-related complications. Exposure to secondhand smoke, because one or more family members are smokers, further increases skin autofluorescence in children and young adults with type 1 diabetes. Elimination of passive smoking should be a goal in diabetes education. Association between age and skin autofluorescence (SAF), in arbitrary units (AU), in young people with type 1 diabetes exposed (black dots) and not exposed (open dots) to secondhand smoke. Regression lines show correlations between these parameters in exposed (solid line) and not exposed (dashed line) patients.

KEYWORDS:

autofluorescence; glycation; smoking

PMID:
27787940
DOI:
10.1111/1753-0407.12498
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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