Type 1 diabetes mellitus is more prevalent than expected in transgender patients; a local observation

Background

In Belgium, exact data on prevalence and incidence rates of diabetes mellitus type 1 and 2 are scarce. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that approximately 0.4% of the Belgian population is diagnosed with... [ view full abstract ]

Aim(s)

To evaluate whether there is an association between type 1 diabetes mellitus and transgenderism in the local cohort. [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

Medical records of transgender patients were retrospectively analyzed in this study. To investigate whether the difference between the expected and observed numbers of transgender patients presenting with type 1 diabetes... [ view full abstract ]

Results

From January 1st 2007 until October 10th 2016, 1081 transgender patients presented at our service. Nine of these 1081 patients were previously diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus, one was previously diagnosed with latent... [ view full abstract ]

Conclusion

Type 1 diabetes mellitus seems more prevalent in transgender patients than one would expect from population prevalences. This may be a spurious result, as a causal relationship seems unlikely, but our finding may encourage... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Justine Defreyne (Ghent University Hospital, Department of Endocrinology), Dirk De Bacquer (Ghent University), Samyah Shadid (Ghent University), Bruno Lapauw (Ghent University), Guy T'Sjoen (Ghent University)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Endocrinology

Session

PS-1 » E-Posters Endocrinology & Voice & Social Sciences (16:30 - Thursday, 6th April, Baltic)