Women with T1DM 'might have fewer reproductive years'

This could be related to a lack of endogenous insulin, researchers say.

Women with type 1 diabetes may have a shorter reproductive life than their peers, with delayed menarche and earlier menopause, a small study suggests.

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In the US study comparing 107 women with T1DM with 178 women without diabetes, those with diabetes experienced 2.5 fewer reproductive years on average, according to the report in Menopause.

Researchers used data from the Epidemiology of Diabetes Complications study, which recruited childhood-onset