According to the JDRF association, About 1.45 million Americans are living with type 1 diabetes.
Each year 64,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
2.1 million people in the United States are expected to be living with type 1 diabetes by 2040.
According to a recent study from Cardiff University, children with type 1 diabetes miss nine more days of school per year on average than children without the condition.
According to the study, children with type 1 diabetes miss nine more days of school per year on average than children without the condition. Study findings published in the Journal for Diabetes Care, the research found that children with type 1 diabetes who have the healthiest blood glucose levels miss seven more sessions per year, while those who experience challenges in controlling their diabetes are absent for 15 more days.
The scientific team found that while many kids with diabetes still do well in their education at age 16 and in college, those who struggle to control their blood glucose levels scored five grades lower. compared to children without the condition; for example, 3Bs and 5Cs vs. 8Bs in the US education system.
They are also less than half as likely to attend college as children without type 1 diabetes. The team’s research, a quantitative study using data from school-age children (aged six to 18) in Wales between 2009 and 2016, also took into account factors such as the child’s household socio-economic status, neighborhood deprivation, gender and age.
Scientists found that these personal and family characteristics are likely to be associated with effective diabetes self-management and, in turn, have an effect on educational achievement.
“Our research suggests that children living with type 1 diabetes face many additional challenges at school, including increased numbers of absences,” said Dr Robert French, lead researcher at Cardiff University School of Medicine.
“Kids living with diabetes and managing the condition earn the same grades at age 16 as their peers without diabetes, and are just as likely to progress to higher education. This is quite remarkable, given that they miss more school sessions than those without the condition.”