Comorbid autoimmune disease ‘common’ in type 1 diabetes

The findings underscore the need for frequent screening of patients throughout life, say authors
Clare Pain

More than one in five people with type 1 diabetes also have another autoimmune condition, according to findings from a large study of adults in Finland.

Almost 4800 patients from a Finnish registry of people with type 1 diabetes (mean age 51, mean 36 years diabetes duration) were matched with 12,700 controls from the general population who did not have the disease.