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Half of young adults with diabetes have diastolic dysfunction

Key clinical point: Adolescents and young adults with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes had a high prevalence of diastolic dysfunction.

Major finding: Tissue Doppler echocardiography detected diastolic dysfunction in 58% of patients with type 2 diabetes and 47% of type 1 patients.

Study details: SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study, with 479 American adolescents and young adults with diabetes.

Disclosures: SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth receives no commercial funding. Dr. Shah had no disclosures.


Shah AS et al. ADA 2020, Abstract 58-OR.