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Impact of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus on the Academic Performance of Diabetic School Children in Khartoum, Sudan

Assad Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed, Amani Abdelrahman Sidahmed Burbur, Suad Babiker, Sagad Omer Obeid Mohamed, Mytha Elseed, Fadwa Saad.

Abstract
Type 1 diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) is the most common endocrine disorder in children. Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1C) level was found to be correlated with the academic skills and classroom attention in children with T1DM. This study aimed to assess the impact of T1DM status and control on the academic performance of school children. A cross sectional survey conducted among diabetic children attending two secondary care hospitals in Khartoum, Sudan in 2016. A total of 122 T1DM children aged 6 to 18 years, who were registered as formal school students were included. Most of the participants (63.1%) had HbA1C levels more than 9.5% and near half of them (47.5%) had chronic T1DM-related complications. The academic performance was negatively correlated with the higher HbA1c levels (rs = - .192, p > 0.001) and longer duration of the illness (rs = - .362, p = 0.034). However, academic scores didnít differ significantly between diabetic children with chronic complications and those without chronic complications (X2 = 8.01, p = 0.091). This study showed that T1DM influenced the academic performance of school children.

Key words: Diabetes Mellitus, T1DM, Academic performance, School


 
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Ahmed AAM, Burbur AAS, Babiker S, Mohamed SOO, Elseed M, Saad F, . Impact of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus on the Academic Performance of Diabetic School Children in Khartoum, Sudan. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1607168438


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Ahmed AAM, Burbur AAS, Babiker S, Mohamed SOO, Elseed M, Saad F, . Impact of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus on the Academic Performance of Diabetic School Children in Khartoum, Sudan. http://www.sudanjp.com/?mno=21661 [Access: November 25, 2021]. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1607168438


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Ahmed AAM, Burbur AAS, Babiker S, Mohamed SOO, Elseed M, Saad F, . Impact of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus on the Academic Performance of Diabetic School Children in Khartoum, Sudan. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1607168438



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Ahmed AAM, Burbur AAS, Babiker S, Mohamed SOO, Elseed M, Saad F, . Impact of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus on the Academic Performance of Diabetic School Children in Khartoum, Sudan. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1607168438



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Ahmed, A. A. M., Burbur, A. A. S., Babiker, S., Mohamed, S. O. O., Elseed, M., Saad, F. & (0) Impact of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus on the Academic Performance of Diabetic School Children in Khartoum, Sudan. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1607168438



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Ahmed, Assad Ahmed Mohammed, Amani Abdelrahman Sidahmed Burbur, Suad Babiker, Sagad Omer Obeid Mohamed, Mytha Elseed, Fadwa Saad, and . 0. Impact of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus on the Academic Performance of Diabetic School Children in Khartoum, Sudan. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1607168438



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Ahmed, Assad Ahmed Mohammed, Amani Abdelrahman Sidahmed Burbur, Suad Babiker, Sagad Omer Obeid Mohamed, Mytha Elseed, Fadwa Saad, and . "Impact of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus on the Academic Performance of Diabetic School Children in Khartoum, Sudan." doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1607168438



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Ahmed, Assad Ahmed Mohammed, Amani Abdelrahman Sidahmed Burbur, Suad Babiker, Sagad Omer Obeid Mohamed, Mytha Elseed, Fadwa Saad, and . "Impact of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus on the Academic Performance of Diabetic School Children in Khartoum, Sudan." doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1607168438



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Ahmed, A. A. M., Burbur, A. A. S., Babiker, S., Mohamed, S. O. O., Elseed, M., Saad, F. & (0) Impact of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus on the Academic Performance of Diabetic School Children in Khartoum, Sudan. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1607168438





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