From Cairo, Egypt:
If the average daily requirement of insulin is increasing rapidly in 16 years olds, what is the effect of type 1 diabetes on the growth at this age?
By age 16, most children would have had most of their growth. Normally the amount of insulin doesn't affect growth, but diabetes control can affect growth especially if glucose control is very poor. However, the effects on growth at that age is not significant.
Original posting 24 Apr 2001
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