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Both diabetes mellitus and hyperlipidaemia are recognised risk factors for atherosclerosis. Postmortem studies show that aortic and coronary atherosclerosis is commonly seen before age 20 years. Hyperlipidaemia is correlated with the extent of early atherosclerotic lesions in adolescents and young adults.1,2 Despite this, the current NICE guidelines recommend that screening for children with type 1 diabetes is not indicated.3 The arguments …
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