Neonatal diabetes mellitus

Indian Pediatr. 2006 Jul;43(7):642-5.


Neonatal diabetes mellitus is a rare form of insulin dependent diabetes mellitus that present within the first month of life, lasting at least two weeks and requiring insulin therapy. Intrauterine growth restriction, failure to thrive, fever, dehydration, hyperglycemia and acidosis with or without ketonuria are the clinical features of the disease. We report four cases of neonatal diabetes mellitus; two of them had a transient course.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / diagnosis*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / drug therapy
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / physiopathology
  • Female
  • Fetal Growth Retardation
  • Humans
  • Hypoglycemic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Insulin / therapeutic use*
  • Male
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Factors


  • Hypoglycemic Agents
  • Insulin