From Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA:
Can diabetes stunt growth?
Yes and no. Properly managed and controlled diabetes doesn't significantly affect growth but poor control means that final height is reduced a little below what would otherwise have been expected. For some reason this was slightly more pronounced in the boys in a European study which will be published in May, 1997 in Diabetes Care.
Original posting 18 Jan 97
Updated January 16, 2006
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:52
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