Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Cardiovascular Disease

Published: August 11, 2014

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  • Despite the known higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in individuals with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), the pathophysiology underlying the relationship between cardiovascular events, CVD risk factors, and T1DM is not well understood.
  • Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (EDIC), intensive management of diabetes mellitus (DM) has become the standard of care and has led to increasing longevity.
  • There is growing interest in better understanding the adverse effects of glycemia, the prevalence and type of lipid abnormalities in T1DM, the prognostic role of albuminuria and renal insufficiency, and the role of blood pressure (BP) in CVD.

AHA/ADA Scientific Statement: Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Cardiovascular Disease

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Cardiovascular Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association

Bob Eckel, MD, one of the senior authors, provides an overview of the key messages in a new scientific statement published on the Circulation website on Aug. 11, 2014.