From California, USA:
I have heard a lot about children with diabetes having a sort of grace period for complications before they hit puberty where high blood sugars should not effect complications later in life until their hormones kick in later in life. Is this true?
It is not exactly true to state that before puberty high blood sugars are without any deleterious effect toward late diabetic complications. In fact, nowadays we know that good, and conversely bad, metabolic control matters even since the very beginning of diabetes history although puberty hormones probably speed up the negative impact of bad metabolic control on diabetic complications. Therefore, our advice is to try to always manage diabetes aiming at the best metabolic control no matter the age of the subject.
Original posting 9 Sep 1998
Posted to Complications
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:58
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