Retrospective Study
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World J Diabetes. Nov 15, 2017; 8(11): 475-483
Published online Nov 15, 2017. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v8.i11.475
Reproductive disturbances among Saudi adolescent girls and young women with type 1 diabetes mellitus
Rim Braham, Asirvatham Alwin Robert, Maha Ali Musallam, Abdulaziz Alanazi, Nawaf Bin Swedan, Mohamed Abdulaziz Al Dawish
Rim Braham, Asirvatham Alwin Robert, Maha Ali Musallam, Abdulaziz Alanazi, Nawaf Bin Swedan, Mohamed Abdulaziz Al Dawish, Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Diabetes Treatment Center, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh 11159, Saudi Arabia
Institutional review board statement: The study protocol was approved by the Research and Ethics committee of Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Informed consent statement: During the informed consent process, study participants are assured that data collected will be used only for stated purposes and will not be disclosed or released to others without the consent of the participants.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Authors have no conflict of interests and the work was not supported or funded by any drug company.
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Correspondence to: Dr. Rim Braham, Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, P.O. Box 7897, Riyadh 11159, Saudi Arabia. rim.braham2@aphp.fr
Telephone: +966-1-4777714
Received: May 15, 2017
Peer-review started: May 19, 2017
First decision: July 20, 2017
Revised: August 8, 2017
Accepted: October 16, 2017
Article in press: October 17, 2017
Published online: November 15, 2017
Core Tip

Core tip: The present study found more than one fourth of the adolescent girls and young women with type 1 diabetes experiencing an irregular menses. Adolescent girls and young women diagnosed with diabetes prior to menarche reported 16.9% higher menstrual irregularity and 0.64 years delay in the age of menarche.