Trend in the incidence of type 1 diabetes (T1DM) among Qatari and Arab gulf children and adolescents over the past 20 years

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Ashraf T Soliman
Vincenzo De Sanctis
Nada Alaaraj
Fawzia Alyafei
Noor Hamed
Shayma Ahmed

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Incidence of type 1 diabetes, Qatar, Arab gulf, children, adolescents

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