Lower BMI for Type 1 Patients Improves CVD Outcomes
Jun 1, 2019
Editor: Steve Freed, R.PH., CDE
Author: Emma Kammerer, L|E|C|O|M Bradenton School of Pharmacy, PharmD Candidate
Obesity has been a leading cause of mortality and morbidity of cardiovascular disease; strategies to lower BMI for type 1 patients can help.
Previous studies have found an increased risk of mortality in patients with type 1 diabetes (type 1) who present with low weight, thus leading to the belief in the "obesity paradox" in certain populations. With obesity on the rise, studies have also shown that obesity can increase mortality for various reasons. While patients with type 1 rely on insulin, a potential worrying side effect is weight gain. How does one determine the role of weight management in these patients?
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