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Coeliac disease and type 1 diabetes: 7 years experience versus NICE guidance 2009
  1. Amir Babiker,
  2. M A Morris,
  3. Vipan Datta
  1. Jenny Lind Children's Department, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Colney Lane, Norwich, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Vipan Datta, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Colney Lane, Norwich NR4 7UY, UK; vipan.datta{at}

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The clinical guidelines of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommended in 2004 that children with type 1 diabetes (T1DM) should be screened for coeliac disease at diagnosis and then at least every 3 years.1 However, NICE updated the guidance in 2009 to state that coeliac disease screening should only be performed at diagnosis of T1DM.2 This was due to lack of evidence that screening every 3 years following the development of T1DM would help in the early diagnosis of coeliac disease.

A recent report from Cardiff published as a postscript in Archives of Disease in Childhood …

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