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Diagnosis and management of type 1 diabetes

Diagnosis and management of type 1 diabetes


Peter Hammond
Consultant Physician Harrogate District Hospital
N Yorks

In the UK the annual incidence of type 1 diabetes is 10–15 cases per 100,000 children and adolescents under the age of 19, and this is increasing. The peak age of onset is 12 years, but the diagnosis should not be overlooked in older age groups; 10% of diagnosed diabetics over the age of 65 are type 1.


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