Results from the Reducing with Metformin Vascular Adverse Lesions (REMOVAL) study show for the first time that metformin has a cardiovascular benefit in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), although the benefit was limited to tertiary outcomes and was modest. Additional measures are therefore needed to reduce cardiovascular disease in patients with T1DM.
Refers to Petrie, J. R et al. Cardiovascular and metabolic effects of metformin in patients with type 1 diabetes (REMOVAL): a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 5, 597-609 (2017)