Oral Presentation Australian Podiatry Conference 2019

The child in the modern environment (#25)

Jennifer Couper 1
  1. Womens and Childrens Hospital, Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, Australia

Over the last 30 years non-communicable disorders have been on the rise in children: overweight/obesity, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease, allergy and neurodevelopmental disorders including autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Potential common drivers from pregnancy and early life in the environment will be presented, using type 1 diabetes as the prototype to illustrate the effect of the modern environment on the at-risk child.