T1D and Cardio Vascular Disease paper for the science nerds

The American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association published a paper discussing(in very technical detail) the lack of specific CVD (Cardio Vascular Disease) information specifically targeting T1 Diabetics.

Diabetes Care

You can try to muddle through it as I did, or wait for Mellita to make sense out of it for us!

Thanks for posting this information. It's definitely surprising that no one has studied the pathophysiology of CVD in T1D yet.

"Traditionally" (before home-bg-monitoring era) T1's had shortened lifespans because of microvascular complications that usually were uncontrolled and severe within a decade of diagnosis. These complications were often regarded as inevitable in that era, and often overshadowed anything going on with the macrovascular/CVD issues.

I'll wait for Mellitta to make sense of it!

I'll also take a peek at it. Most of the literature about diabetes and CVD mostly addresses how Type 2 diabetes and heart disease fit together. I have therefore tended to ignore my risks because I don't have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, insulin resistance, and I'm not overweight. I have also been frustrated that so many of the studies don't take into account the improved management of Type 1 these days.

Thank you for providing this link and I look forward to hearing what other T1's think of their risk for heart disease.