Aim: Describe the relationships between cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) and glucose variability (GV) in patients with DM1 on continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy (CSII).

Methods Observational retrospective study (n=89). CAN was assessed by heart rate variability (HRV) in response to deep breathing, standing, Valsalva’s maneuver, and the amplitude of the low (LFa) and high (HFa) frequency of HRV. The standard deviation (SD), the coefficient of variation (CV) and time in range (TIR) were calculated from the capillary blood measurements downloaded of CSII (the mean of glucose capillary assessments was 5.8/day).

Results The mean age was 38±13 and their average duration of DM1 was 22±10 years. The prevalence of CAN was 36% (95%CI: 27-46). The population characteristics according to the presence of CAN are summarized in Table 1. The age and the duration of diabetes correlated negatively with LFa (r= -0.496, P < 0.001) and HFa (r= -0.510, P < 0.001). Separate multivariate binary logistic models were constructed for clinical and GV parameters introducing CAN as dependent variable. Only the age (expB 1.1; CI 1.04-1.15. P < 0.001) was associated with CAN in the fully adjusted model.

Conclusions Age and duration of diabetes, but not GV parameters, appear to be associated with CAN in our cohort of patients with DM1 on CSII.

L. Nattero-Chávez: None. J. Quiñones Silva: None. N. Bengoa: None. M. Fernández Argüeso: None. L. Montanez: None. E. Fernández Durán: None. B. Dorado: None. B. Arias Zamorano: None. E. Lecumberri: None. M. Luque Ramírez: None.


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