Journal article

Risk Factors for Decline in IQ in Youth With Type 1 Diabetes Over the 12 Years From Diagnosis/Illness Onset

Ashleigh Lin, Elisabeth A Northam, George A Werther, Fergus J Cameron

DIABETES CARE | AMER DIABETES ASSOC | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This study examined illness-related change in intelligence quotient (IQ) in a cohort of youth with type 1 diabetes studied prospectively from disease onset in childhood to follow-up 12 years later in late adolescence/early adulthood. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Participants included type 1 diabetes patients (n = 95; mean age at follow-up 21.3 years) and healthy control participants (HCs; n = 67; mean age at follow-up 21.0 years) from a cohort followed prospectively. Measures included Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence-Revised, Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised, and Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence and prospective collection of data on me..

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Grants

Awarded by Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF grant)


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) Early Career Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF grant 1-2003-135). A.L. is funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) Early Career Fellowship (1072593). E.A.N. is currently receiving research support from a JDRF Clinical Trial Network Pilot and Feasibility Study grant.