Don’t Forget our Patients with Type 1 Diabetes
Sep 4, 2021
Editor: David L. Joffe, BSPharm, CDE, FACA
Author: Laura Martínez López, PharmD. Candidate 2021, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Pharmacy
Cardiovascular and renal disease burdens also occur in type 1 diabetes.
Over 463 million patients worldwide are living with diabetes. The prevalence keeps rising over the years even though more treatment and resources are available to control them. While heart diseases are the leading cause of death in adults, having diabetes can increase that risk even more. On one side, type 2 diabetes is associated with metabolic syndrome, obesity, insulin resistance, hypertension, and dyslipidemia, contributing to cardiovascular events. On the other side, diabetic nephropathy is a common complication in patients with diabetes. Over the years, researchers had studied the link between cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes, but more studies are needed to understand the risk in those with type 1 diabetes....
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