ESPE Abstracts (2016) 86 P-P2-329

The Prevalence of Dyslipidemia and Associated Factors in Children and Adolescent with Type I Diabetes

Tuba Buluta, Fatma Demirela,b & Ayşe Metina


aDepartment of Pediatrics, Ankara Children’s Hematology and Oncology Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey; bDepartment of Pediatrics, Yildirim Beyazit University, Medical School, Ankara, Turkey


Background: Dyslipidemia increases the frequency and severity of micro- and macro-vascular complications of type 1 diabetes.

Objective and hypotheses: The present study aims to determine the prevalence of dyslipidemia and its association with clinical and laboratory findings in diabetic children and adolescents.

Methods: The study included 202 children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Demographic data and laboratory findings were obtained from patient’s files.

Results: Dyslipidemia prevalence was found as 26.2%. Hypercholesterolemia (15.8%) and hyperglyceridemia (12.9%) were most common findings. Age, BMI, HbA1c and poor metabolic control was significantly higher in cases with dyslipidemia. Smoking rate was 14.1% in the pubertal group. Poor metabolic control and dyslipidemia was found higher among smokers (P<0.05).

Conclusion: Blood lipid levels should be monitored regularly and nutrition education should be repeated periodically to prevent and control dyslipidemia in patients with type 1 diabetes. Smoking-related risks should be a part of patient education in the pubertal period.

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