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Question:

From Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA:

Can diabetes stunt growth?

Answer:

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.

KJR

Original posting 18 Jan 97
Updated January 16, 2006

  
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