San Diego—With cardiovascular disease
as the principal complication in type 2 diabetes mellitus, it is not surprising
that many physicians focus on aggressive modification of cardiovascular risk
factors in their diabetic patients, including treating elevated lipid levels
and hypertension. But at a symposium on lipid level targets for coronary heart
disease in patients with diabetes, at the American Diabetes Association’s
65th Scientific Sessions here in June, Neil J. Stone, MD, professor of medicine
at Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, cautioned that clinical
judgment is important in deciding what medications to prescribe and when to
prescribe them in this patient group.
Managing Lipid Levels in Diabetes Beneficial But Requires Clinical
Judgment. JAMA. 2005;294(6):670. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.294.6.670
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