Hyperglycaemia-related complications at the time of diagnosis can cause permanent neurological disability in children with neonatal diabetes.
Day, Jacob O.
Flanagan, S. E.
Patrick, A W
Hattersley, Andrew T.
JournalDiabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association
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Children with neonatal diabetes often present with diabetic ketoacidosis and hence are at risk of cerebral oedema and subsequent long-term neurological deficits. These complications are difficult to identify because neurological features can also occur as a result of the specific genetic aetiology causing neonatal diabetes.