Background: The prevalence of systemic rheumatic diseases (SRDs) in T1DM has not been described. Method: This observational study compares SRD prevalence across age, race, and gender in 1,212 adults with T1DM. Findings: There is an age-dependent enrichment of SRDs in women with T1DM: 9.2% prevalence in women overall and 14% in women over age 50. Conclusion: Clinicians taking care of older women with T1DM should monitor for these SRDs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737-739
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Diabetes and Its Complications
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2018


  • Autoimmunity
  • Epidemiology
  • Rheumatic diseases
  • Type 1 diabetes


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