Table 3

Characteristics of children and adolescents with duration of diabetes of >5 and <5 years

Duration <5 yearsDuration >5 yearsP
n (%)359/656 (55)297/656 (45)
Sex (male/female)182/177135/162NS
Age at diagnosis (years)9.1 ± 4.25.4 ± 3.1<0.001
Age at questionnaire (years)11.7 ± 4.215.0 ± 3.0<0.001
Duration of diabetes (years)2.5 ± 1.48.4 ± 2.9<0.001
A1C (%) since diagnosis8.20 ± 1.08.8 ± 1.0<0.001
Severe hypoglycemia: episodes in preceding year6497
Rate of severe hypoglycemia (episodes/100 patient-years)17.832.6<0.001
Impaired awareness of hypoglycemia (%)3127NS
  • Results expressed in mean ± SD unless otherwise indicated.