Table 1—

Causes of death in patients with type 1 diabetes, EURODIAB PCS

Cause of deathn
CHD24
Other CVD5
Cancer9
Sudden death (non-CVD)2
Respiratory7
Traffic accident5
Suicide/murder5
Diabetes4
Infection5
AIDS1
Unknown35
Total102
  • CHD was defined as myocardial infarction (8), cardiogenic shock (2), cardiac surgery (2), ischemic heart disease (7), heart attack (3), and sudden death (2). Other CVD was defined as cerebrovascular disease (1), cardiovascular (1), foot gangrene (1), pulmonary embolus (1), and heart failure (1). Non-CVD was defined as AIDS (1), suicide/murder (5), cancer (9), traffic accident (5), sudden death (2), diabetes (2), diabetes ketoacidosis (1), coma (1), respiratory (7), and infection (5).