Albumin/Creatinine Ratio Helps Predict Heart Attack Risk in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

A model has been developed by researchers in the United States and Europe to predict the risk of major complications [stroke, coronary heart disease (CHD), end-stage renal disease, amputation, and death] in subjects (n=1973) with Type 1 Diabetes. The study was recently published in Diabetologia. The data obtained from subjects who were enrolled in the EURODIAB Prospective Complications Study, revealed that 5 simple measures (e.g., age, HbA1c, waist/hip ratio, HDL-C and albumin/creatinine ratio) could be used to predict those who were are at greatest risk. The albumin/creatinine ratio was one of the most highly significant predictors of good or poor prognosis for CHD, renal failure, and/or death in subjects with Type 1 diabetes.

Reference: Soedamah-Muthu SS, Vergouwe Y, Costacou T, et al. Predicting major outcomes in type 1 diabetes: a model development and validation study. Diabetologia .  DOI :10.1007/s00125-014-3358-x

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