The incidences of both T1D and T2D are increasing in the U.S., and CVD is the leading cause of death among both cohorts. Despite differences in the underlying pathophysiology of T1D and T2D, CVD prevention approaches for T1D have been widely extrapolated from T2D studies. A few prior studies have compared CVD incidence and mortality rates between patients with T1D and T2D; however, a comparison of CVD risk factors between T1D and T2D within the same study cohort, as a measure of differences in progression to CVD events, has not been done. We thus compared CVD risk factors between patients with T1D and T2D, among U.S. adults (≥age 20) with self-reported diabetes from NHANES 1999-2016. First, we classified diabetes cases (n=5347) into T1D (n=230) and T2D (n=4677) using a treatment-based approach we developed, regardless of age at diagnosis (n=440 excluded as unassigned). Next, we compared the demographics, classical CVD risk factors and diabetes-related risk factors by diabetes type using bivariate analysis, and stepwise model selection. The final model comprised race, age, education, diabetes duration, triglycerides, CKD, BMI, and HbA1c [Table]. The similarity between the final model and the bivariate association results, suggests that differences in CVD risk factors between T1D and T2D are mainly due to the underlying pathophysiology and cannot merely be explained by demographic and diabetes-related differences between the two types.


M. Mosslemi: None. H.L. Park: None. C.E. McLaren: None. N.D. Wong: Advisory Panel; Self; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Consultant; Self; Akcea Therapeutics, AstraZeneca. Research Support; Self; Amarin Corporation, Amgen Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Novo Nordisk Inc.

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