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The role of education and its link to metabolic control in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus with long duration

Kaloyan Tsochev, Violeta Iotova, Tatyana Chalakova, Yoto Yotov, Yana Bocheva, Gergana Chausheva, Mila Boyadzhieva, Samar El Shemeri, Nataliya Usheva


Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is a disease with constantly increasing incidence. Acquiring knowledge and diabetes skills is an invariable and important part of the disease treatment during all life cycles. The association between socioeconomic status and, in particular, the level of educational qualification and the metabolic control in patients with long-duration of T1DM is not enough studied. The results received in the current study show that there is, although weak, association between the level of education and the glycaemic control, the presence of dyslipidaemia, and obesity in patients with T1DM with long duration.


type 1 diabetes mellitus, metabolic control, socioeconomic factors

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