Reducing cardiovascular risk in diabetes: beyond glycemic and blood pressure control.
Patients with diabetes mellitus have a much higher rate of cardiovascular disease (CVD) than the general population, and, in addition to glycaemia and hypertension, dyslipidemia has emerged as an important modifiable cardiovascular risk factor in these patients. In most patients with type 2 diabetes, the major features of dyslipidemia are increased triglyceride levels, decreased high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels, and changes in the composition and level of low-density lipopr...Expand abstract
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