Study Finds Preterm Babies Are at Increased Risk of Developing Type 1 or 2 Diabetes

December 11, 2019 | Strategic Insights for Health System


What's the news. Preterm babies are at an increased risk of developing either type 1 or type 2 diabetes from childhood through early to mid-adulthood, a December 3, 2019, study in Diabetologia says. For type 2 diabetes, the association was stronger for female infants. Researchers in Sweden looked at more than four million patients born preterm since 1973, and found that the...

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