Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 37, Issue 9, pp 863–869 | Cite as

Imaging of the brain in children with type I diabetes mellitus

  • Sandra L. Wootton-Gorges
  • Nicole S. Glaser


Type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM) affects about 1 in 500 children and can cause damage to multiple organ systems. In recent years, growing attention has been given to the effects of type 1 DM on the brain. In this article we review important imaging features of the brain in children with type 1 DM, including (1) imaging the child in diabetic ketoacidosis and the child with hypoglycemia, (2) syndromes associated with type 1 DM, and (3) long-term effects of type 1 DM on brain structure.


Diabetes mellitus Brain Imaging Children Review 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology, UC Davis Children’s HospitalUniversity of California, Davis Medical CenterSacramentoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics, UC Davis Children’s HospitalUniversity of California, Davis Medical CenterSacramentoUSA

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