Childhood Diabetes, Epidemics, and Epidemiology - an Approach for Controlling Diabetes

The DIAMOND project group, R. Laporte (Coresponding Author), M Tan, T. Podar, J Tuomilehto, G Brigis

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The identification of the environmental factors causing insulin-dependent diabetes in children has remained elusive. However, evidence is rapidly accumulating that childhood diabetes exhibits epidemic patterns, much like that seen with an infectious disease. It is likely that within these epidemics the environmental determinants of disease will be found. Here the authors argue that the development of a surveillance system for early identification of epidemics plus field studies are needed to determine the etiology and mode of transmission of the disease.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)803-816
Number of pages14
JournalAmerican Journal of Epidemiology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1992
Externally publishedYes



Field of Science*

  • 3.3 Health sciences

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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