Characteristics of Children Presenting with Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes

Yavini Reddy, Dr Y Ganie

Abstract


Retrospective chart review of all children presenting to Albert Luthuli Hospital with an initial diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes from January 2008 June 2010. The study sample will be divided into those that presented in DKA and those that did not. Each group will be further assessed in terms of age (categorized into four groups), sex, ethnicity, duration of symptoms and health seeking behaviour in the month prior to diagnosis. I will also determine if patients visited a general practitioner, hospital or local clinic. Data will be analysed using SPSS version 15 in consultation with a statistician