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Statins & Diabetes: What Do the Canadians Know that We Don't Know?

Posted Apr 16 2013 3:00am
Just last week or so, the Canadian Diabetes Association released the latest Clinical Practice Guidelines for treatment of those w/diabetes.  One of their more controversial recommendations is starting statins in diabetics as they turn 40yo.  Furthermore, those who've had diabetes for at least 15yrs are recommended to start either an ACE inhibitor or an ARB.  While I'm all for individualization, it's been proven that given our druthers, we're not very good at persuading our patients to reach for well known & targeted goals such that barely 13% of all diabetics are at goal in all three risk factors.  Something to think about as you chat w/your patients.

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