Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Its Impact on Neurocognition
About the Study: This research study is being conducted to see if diabetic ketoacidosis has any impact on learning, behavior and development in children with Type 1 diabetes mellitus. If there is an impact, is it transient or persistent? Sixty to 80 children between the ages of 4 to 17 years with Type 1 diabetes mellitus will have neuropsychological testing and a non-sedated MRI scan of the head performed. The investigators will compare this to a control group of 30-40 children between the ages of 4 to 17 years without Type 1 diabetes mellitus. The children with Type 1 diabetes mellitus will not have any changes made to their current diabetes regimen. The children with Type 1 diabetes mellitus should continue to check blood glucose values as required by your doctor and bring their meter(s) for downloading to each visit. The children with Type 1 diabetes mellitus should also tell your doctor about the frequency of severe low and high blood glucose values.
Stanford is now accepting new patients for this trial.
Ages Eligible For Study:
To take part in the study, the participant must meet the following inclusion criteria: 1. Be between the ages of 4 to 17 years. 2. Either has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus OR does not have type 1 diabetes mellitus