What is it about?
We describe the acute and long-term risks of smoking on glycemic control and microvascular complications in a well-characterized cohort of participants with type 1 diabetes. This study confirms that smoking is associated with poor glycemic control and an increased risk of microvascular complications in type 1 diabetes. Elevated blood glucose levels, caused by the negative effects of smoking, account for most of the significant association between smoking and complications. Individuals with type 1 diabetes who smoke, have significantly worse metabolic control and are therefore at a greater risk of developing complications.
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Why is it important?
This work highlights the importance of smoking as a major modifiable risk factor in the development of microvascular complications in type 1 diabetes and reinforces the importance of smoking cessation.
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This page is a summary of: Mediation of the association of smoking and microvascular complications by glycemic control in type 1 diabetes, PLoS ONE, January 2019, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0210367.
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