Background: The prevalence of overweight and obesity among children has increased the last decades and is now defined as a global epidemic disease by the World Health Organization. Also the incidence of type 1 diabetes has increased and there are some hypothesises that argue there is a connection between overweight/obesity and type 1 diabetes.
Aim: The general aim of this thesis was to study factors contributing to the development of overweight and obesity among children and to study possible relations to the development of diabetes.
Definition and diagnosis of diabetes
Classification of diabetes mellitus
Living with T1D
The link between child overweight/obesity and the development of T1D
Definition of overweight/ obesity
Living with overweight/ obesity
Modern Life style
AIM OF THE THESIS
Analyses and statistics
Main methodological issues
Author: Huus, Karina
Source: Linköping University
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