Non-dipping and higher nocturnal blood pressure are associated with risk of mortality and development of kidney disease in type 1 diabetes

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Aims: People with type 1 diabetes have increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) and kidney disease. A 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure (BP) measurement (ABPM) examines diurnal variations in BP. We aimed to determine the prognostic significance of blunted decrease in nocturnal systolic BP of <10 % (non-dipping of nocturnal BP) for CV- and kidney disease and all-cause mortality in type 1 diabetes. Methods: From 2009 to 2011, at Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, 654 participants with type 1 diabetes had 24-hour ABPM obtained with a tonometric wrist-watch device (BPro, HealthStats, Singapore). In 2017, outcomes (composite CV endpoint; all-cause mortality; decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) ≥30 %; end-stage kidney disease (ESKD); and a composite kidney endpoint including decline in eGFR ≥30 %, ESKD and all-cause mortality) were registered. Hazard Ratios (HR) were calculated using Cox regressions. Results: Participants were mean ± SD 55 ± 13 years old and had median (IQR) 35 (24–44) years diabetes duration. Mean daytime and nocturnal systolic BP were 133 ± 16 and 121 ± 16 mmHg while 337 (52 %) participants demonstrated non-dipping. After CV risk factor adjustments, non-dipping was associated with all-cause mortality (HR 2.12 (1.09–4.11), p = 0.03) and the composite kidney endpoint (HR 1.92 (1.23–3.00), p = 0.004). Conclusions: Non-dipping entailed increased risk of all-cause mortality and kidney disease in type 1 diabetes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number108270
JournalJournal of Diabetes and its Complications
Issue number9
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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    Research areas

  • Ambulatory blood pressure, Cardiovascular disease, Kidney disease, Mortality, Non-dipping, Type 1 diabetes

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