Table 1—

Clinical characteristics of the 294 patients

Age at presentation38 ± 11
Age at diagnosis of diabetes33 ± 14
Years with diabetes (range)4.1 ± 7.3 (0–45)
Male175 (60)
Ethnicity
    African American132 (45)
    Hispanic128 (44)
    Caucasian32 (11)
    Asian2 (<1)
Precipitating factor
    Acute illness54 (18)
    Noncompliance105 (36)
    New-onset diabetes (unprovoked DKA)135 (46)
BMI (kg/m2)29.4 ± 8.7 (16.9–63.9)
    Distribution of BMI
        Lean (BMI < 25 kg/m2)112 (39)
        Overweight (BMI 25–29.9 kg/m2)69 (24)
        Obese (BMI ≥30 kg/m2)109 (37)
Baseline A1C13.4 ± 2.5
  • Data are means ± SD, means ± SD (range), and n (%).