[Epidemiology of diabetes mellitus in childhood].

  title={[Epidemiology of diabetes mellitus in childhood].},
  author={Pascal Barat and Claire L{\'e}vy-Marchal},
  journal={Archives de pediatrie : organe officiel de la Societe francaise de pediatrie},
  volume={20 Suppl 4},
Diabetes mellitus in childhood may correspond to different pathophysiological entities but type 1 diabetes is by far the most common form of diabetes in children. Its incidence has been increasing steadily over the past two decades. This trend is particularly important among younger children, leading to a youngest median age at the discovery of diabetes. Thus, approximately 25% of diagnoses of type 1 diabetes are in children under 5 years. In France, the type 2 diabetes in children is rare… CONTINUE READING