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Patients with diabetes mellitus have long been recognized as having a much greater incidence of coronary artery disease (CAD), which is a major factor in their poorer long-term outcomes.1 This has led to the recognition that patients with diabetes merit more intensive lipid treatment, which is reflected in the latest guidelines.2
Gibbons RJ. Optimal Medical Therapy vs CT Angiography Screening for Patients With Diabetes. JAMA. 2014;312(21):2219-2220. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.15958