Diabetes does not appear to affect children’s test scores


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Kids living with type 1 diabetes are no different from their peers in their reading and math test scores, a Danish study suggests. The less common form of diabetes, known as type 1, develops in childhood or young adulthood when the pancreas fails to produce the hormone insulin, which is needed for the body to convert blood sugar into energy. Complications of type 1 diabetes – like dangerously high blood sugar, or dangerously low levels of sugar in the brain – have both been associated with cognitive problems. But not all studies hav...