Diabetes mellitus among young adults in Sri Lanka—role of GAD antibodies in classification and treatment. The Sri Lanka Young Diabetes Study

P katulanda, B Shine, GW Katulanda, A Silva, EL Asfir, R Sheriff, N Somasundaram, AE Long, PJ Bingley, MI McCarthy, A Clark, DR Matthews

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Abstract

Aims/hypothesis Diabetes mellitus is increasing among young adult South Asians. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and phenotypic characteristics of diabetes subtypes based on GAD65 autoantibody (GADA) status in those with young adult-onset diabetes in Sri Lanka. Methods Clinical, metabolic and GADA data were available for 992 consecutively recruited individuals with diabetes aged ≤45 years (age at diagnosis 16–40 years). Participants were classified according to the following definitions: type 1 diabetes, insulin-dependent
Translated title of the contributionDiabetes mellitus among young adults in Sri Lanka—role of GAD antibodies in classification and treatment. The Sri Lanka Young Diabetes Study
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1368 - 1374
Number of pages7
JournalDiabetologia
Volume51 (8)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008

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