Is All Type 1 Diabetes the Same?
Evidence is accumulating that for patients with type 1 diabetes who have a family history of it ― defined as having at least one first-degree relative with type 1 diabetes — the disease is often substantially different from that of people with sporadic type 1 diabetes who have no family background. The most striking difference: familial cases are associated with many more comorbidities. Researchers hope that a better understanding how familial and sporadic diabetes differ will yield new insights into how to best tailor treatments for patients with type 1 diabetes in the future.
@ajantika Among those with familial disease, prevalence rates of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, atherosclerosis, retinopathy/maculopathy/vitreopathy, erectile and sexual dysfunction, gastroesophageal reflux disease, neuropathy, and nephropathy were significantly higher, as were rates of several other comorbidities.