Recent evidence shows that target low-density lipoprotein cholesterol should be less than 100 mg/dl in patients with diabetes, and that even those with initially low levels benefit from pharmacologic therapy. Recent studies document that blood pressures lower than the previous target of 140/90 mmHg are beneficial, in addition to providing observational evidence against a lower threshold of benefit. Evidence that addresses the effect of blood glucose on macrovascular disease risk in patients with diabetes is reviewed. Finally, recommendations are made regarding systematic changes in healthcare delivery that will facilitate risk reduction strategies in diabetes.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine