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A predictive model for lack of partial clinical remission in new-onset pediatric type 1 diabetes
Endocrinology/Diabetes
  • Katherine R. Marino, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Rachel L. Lundberg, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Aastha Jasrotia, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Louise Maranda, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Michael J. Thompson, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Bruce A. Barton, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Laura C. Alonso, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Benjamin U. Nwosu, University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMMS Affiliation
Division of Endocrinology, Department of Pediatrics; Department of Quantitative Health Sciences; Diabetes Division, Department of Medicine; UMass Metabolic Network
Date
5-1-2017
Document Type
Article
Abstract
IMPORTANCE: >50% of patients with new-onset type 1 diabetes (T1D) do not enter partial clinical remission (PCR); early identification of these patients may improve initial glycemic control and reduce long-term complications. AIM: To determine whether routinely obtainable clinical parameters predict non-remission in children and adolescents with new-onset T1D. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Data on remission were collected for the first 36 months of disease in 204 subjects of ages 2-14 years with new-onset type 1 diabetes. There were 86 remitters (age 9.1±3.0y; male 57%), and 118 non-remitters (age 7.0±3.1y; male 40.7%). PCR was defined as insulin-dose adjusted hemoglobin A1c of ≤9. RESULTS: Non-remission occurred in 57.8% of subjects. Univariable analysis showed that the risk for non-remission was increased 9-fold in patients with 4 diabetes-associated auto-antibodies (OR = 9.90, p = 0.010); 5-fold in patients(odds ratio = 5.38, p = 0.032), 3-fold in those with bicarbonate of/dL at diagnosis (OR = 3.71, p = 0.008). Combined estimates of risk potential for HC03 and the number of autoantibodies by multivariable analysis, adjusted for BMI standard deviation score, showed HC03/dL with a clinically significant 10-fold risk (OR = 10.1, p = 0.074); and the number of autoantibodies with a 2-fold risk for non-remission (OR = 1.9, p = 0.105). Male sex and older age were associated with decreased risk for non-remission. A receiver-operating characteristic curve model depicting sensitivity by 1-specificity for non-remission as predicted by bicarbonate/dL, age3 diabetes-associated autoantibodies had an area under the curve of 0.73. CONCLUSIONS: More than 50% of children and adolescents with new-onset T1D do not undergo partial clinical remission and are thus at an increased risk for long-term complications of diabetes mellitus. A predictive model comprising of bicarbonate/dL, age3 diabetes-associated autoantibodies has 73% power for correctly predicting non-remission in children and adolescents with new-onset T1D. Early identification of these non-remitters may guide the institution of targeted therapy to limit dysglycemia and reduce the prevalence of long-term deleterious complications.
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Copyright: © 2017 Marino et al. Citation: Marino KR, Lundberg RL, Jasrotia A, Maranda LS, Thompson MJ, Barton BA, Alonso LC, Nwosu BU. A predictive model for lack of partial clinical remission in new-onset pediatric type 1 diabetes. PLoS One. 2017 May 1;12(5):e0176860. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0176860. eCollection 2017. PubMed PMID: 28459844. Link to article on publisher's website
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Link to article in PubMed. Data Availability: The study data files are publicly deposited in the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s institutional repository, eScholarship@UMMS, http://escholarship.umassmed.edu/pediatrics_data/5/. The permanent link to the data is https://doi.org/10.13028/M2G59M.
Keywords
  • new-onset type 1 diabetes,
  • T1D,
  • remission,
  • children,
  • adolescent
PubMed ID
28459844
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Citation Information
Katherine R. Marino, Rachel L. Lundberg, Aastha Jasrotia, Louise Maranda, et al.. "A predictive model for lack of partial clinical remission in new-onset pediatric type 1 diabetes" Vol. 12 Iss. 5 (2017) ISSN: 1932-6203
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/benjamin_nwosu/53/