ADA 2011 Pre-conference Podcast: The Genetics and Pathophysiology of CVD in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

June 3, 2011

Dr. Trevor Orchard previews what he will be discussing during his presentation on cardiovascular disease in patients with type 1 diabetes at the ADA meeting.

Dr. Trevor Orchard, professor of epidemiology in pediatrics and medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, discusses some of the research projects that he is involved with, and offers a preview of his presentation, "The genetics and pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease in patients with type 1 diabetes" at the 71st Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association.

When asked about some of the highlights of his discussion, Dr. Orchard said, "The focus of my talk is to emphasize that individuals with type 1 diabetes are at [an] enormously increased cardiovascular disease risk despite the fact that they are on average much younger." Orchard then went on to say, "I think we have not been as attentive to this increased risk as we should have been."