The Effects of High and Low Blood Glucose Values on the Brain in Children With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Trial ID or NCT#



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Simplified Brochure Neuropsychological Testing/Assessment is like games for the child. They are asked to complete the sequence, identify pictures, explain what is happening, etc. There is no personality testing involved. Part of the standard IQ testing is done but no IQ score is obtained. Age appropriate testing is done for each child. The MRI is an enclosed machine. We have the child sit in a simulator after the neuropsychological testing to see what it will be like, including the sounds, etc. You will be given a video about MRI testing to view as well. The staff that does this has been doing this for years in a wide variety of children, young, developmental delayed, etc. The staff does this WITHOUT sedation. Some children cannot sit still through the entire series. We need to get six, 10 minute scans. Children are allowed movement such as the need to wiggle their toes and move in between each scan. The Neuropsychological Testing can be scheduled in the late afternoons if it is more convenient for your family. This visit may take 3-4 hours. The MRI scanning can be scheduled after 5pm and may take up to 2 hours depending on the child's cooperation. You maybe asked to repeat the Neuropsychological Testing and MRI scanning 24 months later.

Official Title

Neurocognitive and Neuroanatomical Studies in Young Children With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: 3 Years to 10 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: ALL
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: Yes
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. * To take part in the study, you or your child must meet the following inclusion criteria:
  2. * Be between the ages of 3 to 10 years. * Have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes for at least 6 months. * Do not have plans to move out of the area within the next 36 months.
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. If the interested participant has a history of:
    1. * head trauma with any loss of consciousness,* cystic fibrosis,* prematurity (born less than 30 weeks of gestation),* significant developmental delay (lack of single word speech or ability to walk independently by 18 months of age),* neurologic disease independent of diabetes (eg seizure disorder or medical contraindication to MRI procedure (eg metal appliances such as braces)


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