Childhood diabetes in Saudi Arabia.

  title={Childhood diabetes in Saudi Arabia.},
  author={Hagar Salman and A Abanamy and B Ghassan and Michael Khalil},
  journal={Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association},
  volume={8 2},
In Suleimania Children's Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 110 diabetic children were diagnosed and followed over a 5-year period (1985-1989). Seventy-five percent (82/110) were of Saudi origin and 54% (59/110) female. Their parents were often related, 31% (34/110) being first degree cousins, and 12% (13/110) second degree cousins. First degree family history was positive for Type 1 diabetes in 28% (31/110). Among these cases, siblings accounted for 26%, fathers 2%, and mothers none. Family… CONTINUE READING

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