A prospective hospital based study of relation between carotid artery intimal medial thickness in patients with type 1 diabetes

Huma Noor, Imran Khan, Iftikhar Bashir, Feroze Shaheen, Sabeeha Gul


Background: The aim of this study was to found association between Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Carotid Arterial Intimal Thickness (CIMT).

Methods: Study design: It was a prospective case control hospital-based study. One hundred type 1 diabetes patient between the age group 3-36 years were taken. The association between type 1 diabetes with CIMT was studied. All the measurements were standardized. 50 age and sex matched controls were taken for comparison.

Results: There is positive correlation between type 1 diabetes and CIMT (p<0.0001). The correlation further extends between duration of diabetes, glycemic control, age of onset, frequency and severity of diabetic related complication with CIMT.

Conclusions: Carotid atherosclerosis as measured by CIMT has definite association with type 1 diabetes.


Carotid arterial intimal thickness, Cases, Controls, Prospective hospital based study, Type 1 diabetes mellitus

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