Fast Five Quiz: Type 2 Diabetes and Dyslipidemia

Anne L. Peters, MD; Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD


April 21, 2023

Statins are the drug of choice for lowering LDL cholesterol levels and for cardioprotection. Because cardiovascular risk is enhanced for people with diabetes, the American Diabetes Association recommends that all patients with type 2 diabetes aged 40-75 years use at least a moderate-intensity statin therapy. High-intensity statins are recommended in patients with risk factors of or established CVD. Moderate-intensity and high-intensity statin therapies have been shown to reduce LDL cholesterol by 30%-49% and ≥ 50%, respectively.

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