Which questions regarding macrovascular complications should be asked of patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM)?

Updated: Jun 27, 2020
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Macrovascular complications should be explored. Questions should include the following:

  • Does the patient have hypertension? What medications are taken?

  • Does the patient have symptoms of claudication or a history of vascular bypass?

  • Has the patient had a stroke or transient ischemic attack?

  • What are the patient’s most recent lipid levels?

  • Is the patient taking lipid-lowering medication?


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