The metabolic parameters of 40 insulin-dependent patients (22 females and 18 males) have been studied to evaluate their intercorrelations. We obtained positive correlation between glycosylated haemoglobin and triglycerides (r = +0,460; p less than 0,01) and between HbA1 and mean diurnal plasma glucose (MDPG) (r = +0,652; p less than 0,001). There was a negative correlation between HbA1 and high density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol (r = -0,406; p less than 0,05). No significant correlation was found between HbA1 and either uric acid or total cholesterol. Correlations were also found between MDPG and triglycerides, MDPG and HDL-cholesterol, triglycides and HDL-cholesterol, uric acid and HDL-cholesterol. These correlations are discussed.