Despite better glucose control, complications remain a serious threat in type 1 diabetes. People with type 1 diabetes have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, diabetic kidney disease, neuropathy, and retinopathy. Research focuses on preventing, delaying, and reversing the development of these complications.


  • Some people with type 1 diabetes are at greater risk of developing complications, while others appear to be under a kind of natural protection. Further research is needed to gain a better understanding of this phenomenon.

  • Researchers are looking for genes and biomarkers that can predict the risk of developing complications, in order to clinically test treatments that can stop the development of these.