In the past decade, the “obesity paradox theory – which suggests an inverse association between BMI and cardiovascular outcome risk – has been a highly contested subject within the medical community. Type 1 diabetes is a well-established risk factor for cardiovascular disease, heart failure, and mortality, but it may prove especially detrimental in overweight and obese adults. Recent studies aim to dispel the “obesity paradox” by targeting insulin resistance in overweight or obese patients with type 1 diabetes and its relation to increased risks for vascular complications. 

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