A cross-sectional study of quality of life among Brazilian adults with type 1 diabetes treated with insulin glargine : findings and implications

Almeida, Paulo H.R.F. and Godman, Brian and Nunes-Nogueira, Vania dos Santos and de Lemos, Livia L. P. and de Assis Acúrcio, Francisco and Guerra Júnior, Augusto A. and de Araújo, Vânia E. and Almeida, Alessandra M. and Alvares-Teodoro, Juliana (2021) A cross-sectional study of quality of life among Brazilian adults with type 1 diabetes treated with insulin glargine : findings and implications. Clinical Diabetes. (In Press)

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Abstract

We conducted a cross-sectional study with 401 patients of type 1 diabetes mellitus treated with insulin glargine in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) was assessed using EQ-5D-3L and the Diabetes Quality of Life Measure. Our findings showed that a worse HRQoL was associated with a low level of education, self-perceived health reported as poor/very poor, being bedridden and not physically exercised, had seen a doctor more than four times in the past year before the interview, and had reported comorbidities and episodes of hypoglycemia.