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Cardiovascular Risk Profile in Caribbean Youth with Diabetes Mellitus

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219–26
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In this study, there was a high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in the patients studied regardless of their diabetes type. While patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus were more obese and had higher blood pressure readings when compared with those with Type1 diabetes, their overall glucose control was better. Differences in lipid profile were no longer significant after adjusting for BMI.

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Objective: To assess the effect of diabetes mellitus type on conventional and novel cardiovascular risk factors in patients, diagnosed with diabetes from two major referral hospitals in Jamaica, before age 25 years and with diabetes duration < 6 years.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013

Quality of Life in Caribbean Youth with Diabetes

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250–6
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This report presenst results from the first study in the Caribbean to assess health- related quality of life in a young diabetic population using a diabetes specific quality of life scale (Diabetes-39).

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Background: As the prevalence of youth onset diabetes in Jamaica increases, the impact of this disease on Health Related Quality of life (QOL) needs to be evaluated.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013
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