Ann Pediatr Endocrinol Metab.  2018 Sep;23(3):126-130. 10.6065/apem.2018.23.3.126.

Childhood diabetes in India

  • 1Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital, Karnal, India.
  • 2Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, Radha Kishan Hospital, Kurukshetra, India.


This review describes the epidemiology of childhood diabetes in India. It focuses on the incidence and prevalence of type 1 diabetes and its complications and comorbid conditions. The review also covers data related to type 2 diabetes, glucose intolerance, and monogenic diabetes from India. A brief discussion regarding unique contributions from India to the world literature is included. The topics discussed include use of camel milk as adjuvant therapy in type 1 diabetes, relevance of the A1/A2 hypothesis, and comprehensive clinico-etiopathological classification of type 1 diabetes.


Type 1 diabetes mellitus; Type 2 diabetes mellitus; Neonatal diabetes; Epidemiology; Incidence; Child; India

MeSH Terms

Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Glucose Intolerance


  • Fig. 1. Schematic diagram of type 1 diabetes proposed from India.



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