Improvement of Care & Outcome
Sex differences exist in outcomes among adults with T1D, which typically start in childhood. E.g., females with T1D have an higher risk of all-cause mortality than males with T1D. Not much is known yet about the influence of sex on T1D care and outcomes in childhood. This review, co-authored by Dick Mul and Theo Sas of Diabeter, aimed to provide a literature overview of paediatric sex differences, looking at person and disease characteristics, treatment, comorbidities and complications.
MEDLINE was searched with the terms diabetes mellitus, sex characteristics, sex distribution, children and/or adolescents, resulting in 8,640 eligible articles of which 90 were included for review (n=643,217 individuals).
Concluding, the authors state