Precision Prediction & Precision Medicine
We are happy to report publication of the first data of the ‘Biomarkers of heterogeneity in type 1 diabetes’ study.
Impaired awareness of hypoglycemia (IAH), the inability to detect the onset of hypoglycemia, is a serious consequence of long-duration diabetes mellitus. About 20% – 40% of people with type 1 diabetes develop IAH. With increasing age, symptom intensity decreases and IAH prevalence increases. It has already been shown that IAH is associated with higher risk of asymptomatic and severe hypoglycemia and a lower quality of life. About 30% -80% of people with longstanding type 1 diabetes show (some) residual C-peptide production, which has been linked to a lower risk of severe hypoglycemia. The authors hypothesized that the presence of residual C-peptide production may be associated with the absence of IAH. Associations with other clinical variables we also assessed.
A cross-sectional analysis of data collected between January 2016 and May 2019 from the ‘Biomarkers of heterogeneity in type 1 diabetes’ (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04977635) was performed.
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