Fast Five Quiz: Type 2 Diabetes and Dyslipidemia

Anne L. Peters, MD


May 16, 2022

Statins are the drug of choice for lowering LDL cholesterol levels and for primary and secondary prevention of ASCVD in all patients with and without CVD. According to the American Diabetes Association, in addition to lifestyle and glycemic therapy, it is recommended that all patients with type 2 diabetes without CVD between the ages 40 and 75 years use a moderate-intensity statin therapy. High-intensity statins are recommended in patients with risk factors for 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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