What is the relationship between maternal age and the susceptibility to type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM)?

Updated: Jun 27, 2020
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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One meta-analysis found a weak but significant linear increase in the risk of childhood type 1 DM with increasing maternal age. [35] However, little evidence supports any substantial increase in childhood type 1 DM risk after pregnancy complicated by preeclampsia. [36]


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