Metabolic control and diet in Finnish diabetic adolescents.

  title={Metabolic control and diet in Finnish diabetic adolescents.},
  author={Suvi Mirjami Virtanen},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  volume={81 3},
The effects of dietary, clinical and demographic factors on metabolic control in 105 diabetic adolescents were studied. All patients had diabetes for longer than two years and a daily insulin dose greater than 0.5 IU/kg body weight. Low body mass index, high social class, high number of daily eating occasions, high day-to-day variation in energy intake, high number of urine tests and a long interval between insulin injection and eating were associated with good metabolic control. Many of these… CONTINUE READING