Mortality risk higher in type 1 diabetes
The risk of a first-time cardiovascular event was 2.5 higher in men with type 1 diabetes and 3.2 higher in women. In over 10,000 patients under 40, there were 123 deaths, with 34 attributable to coma or diabetic ketoacidosis.
Overall the relative risks declined compared with earlier studies, but the authors say there is room for improvement, particularly in achieving glycaemic control targets with only 13% of HbA1c levels below 7%.
PLoS Med 2012, online 2 Oct