The Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults with Type 1 Diabetes

Author(s): Tina Costacou*

Journal Name: Current Diabetes Reviews

Volume 13 , Issue 6 , 2017

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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.

Keywords: Cardiovascular disease, incidence, mortality, risk factors, type 1 diabetes, chronic disease.

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Year: 2017
Published on: 10 October, 2017
Page: [520 - 527]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/1573399812666160927122643
Price: $65

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