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Vol 4, No 5 (2015)
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Published online: 2015-12-18
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Multiple long-term complications as a result of poor glycaemic control in type 1 diabetes — a case report

Anna Krentowska, Agnieszka Adamska
DOI: 10.5603/DK.2015.0023
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Diabetologia Kliniczna 2015;4(5):199-203.

open access

Vol 4, No 5 (2015)
Case reports
Published online: 2015-12-18

Abstract

We present a case of a 54-year-old patient with type 1 diabetes affected by multiple microvascular and macrovascular complications. Over the course of the disease, he developed diabetic nephropathy that resulted in renal transplant, proliferative retinopathy of both eyes, and sensory polyneuropathy. He also suffered from arterial hypertension and diabetic foot syndrome, complicated by an amputation of fourth left toe. With the implementation of intensive insulin therapy (IIT), a decrease in prevalence of diabetic complications has been observed. Tight metabolic control, especially during early years of the disease, significantly reduces the risk of their development. However, there are patients who suffer from multiple complications, despite receiving IIT. One of the most important aspects of effective diabetes management is patients’ education and their active participation in the treatment.

Abstract

We present a case of a 54-year-old patient with type 1 diabetes affected by multiple microvascular and macrovascular complications. Over the course of the disease, he developed diabetic nephropathy that resulted in renal transplant, proliferative retinopathy of both eyes, and sensory polyneuropathy. He also suffered from arterial hypertension and diabetic foot syndrome, complicated by an amputation of fourth left toe. With the implementation of intensive insulin therapy (IIT), a decrease in prevalence of diabetic complications has been observed. Tight metabolic control, especially during early years of the disease, significantly reduces the risk of their development. However, there are patients who suffer from multiple complications, despite receiving IIT. One of the most important aspects of effective diabetes management is patients’ education and their active participation in the treatment.

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Keywords

type 1 diabetes mellitus, diabetic complications, metabolic memory, diabetes education, patient’s compliance

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Title

Multiple long-term complications as a result of poor glycaemic control in type 1 diabetes — a case report

Journal

Clinical Diabetology

Issue

Vol 4, No 5 (2015)

Pages

199-203

Published online

2015-12-18

DOI

10.5603/DK.2015.0023

Bibliographic record

Diabetologia Kliniczna 2015;4(5):199-203.

Keywords

type 1 diabetes mellitus
diabetic complications
metabolic memory
diabetes education
patient’s compliance

Authors

Anna Krentowska
Agnieszka Adamska

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