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South Asians with Type 1 Diabetes: An Overlooked Population

Results of a small systematic review identify a vulnerable ethnic group members of which may be patients in your practice.

South Asians comprise about 20% of the global population; it appears this population generally develops type 2 diabetes (T2D) about 5-10 years earlier than white Europeans. South Asians also tend to have a higher prevalence of T2D complications at presentation, worse outcomes, and die at younger ages than white Europeans.What about South Asians with T1D? Little is known about their outcomes compared to other ethnic/racial groups.The short slide show above reviews results of the first systematic review of outcomes for South Asians with T1D compared with other populations.