Call for coeliac screening in type 1 diabetes

Children with type 1 diabetes have high rates of coeliac disease and should be tested from the time of diagnosis, according to recommendations from an Australian expert group.

Despite coeliac disease affecting 5% of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes, until now there have been no evidence-based recommendations on screening frequency, say researchers from the Institute of Endocrinology and Diabetes at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney.

They made their recommendation for repeat screening after a systematic review of nine studies

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