Background: In the era following the publication of results from the Diabetes Control and
Complications Trial / Epidemiology of Diabetes Complications (DCCT/EDIC) study, care for patients
with type 1 diabetes has dramatically improved.
Objective/Methods: The present review specifically focused on the epidemiology of cardiovascular
complications among adults with type 1 diabetes, summarizing evidence on the prevalence, incidence,
mortality, as well as on predictors of cardiovascular disease in this population. The review covered papers
published until December 2015.
Conclusion: Despite these significant advancements in knowledge regarding the management of this
chronic disease, however, individuals with type 1 diabetes continue to experience increased morbidity
and mortality compared to the general population.