Preterm birth ‘hidden’ risk factor for diabetes into adulthood

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are more likely to develop in individuals who were born preterm vs. those born at full term, according to findings published in Diabetologia.
“Because of improved treatment of preterm birth, over 95% of preterm infants now survive into adulthood. As a result, clinicians will increasingly encounter adult patients who were born prematurely and will need to understand their long-term health risks,” Casey Crump, MD, PhD, professor and vice chair for research in the department of family medicine and community health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount

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