How is atherosclerosis prevented in type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM)?

Updated: Dec 01, 2020
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Subtle differences in the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis in patients with diabetes result in both earlier development and a more malignant course. Therefore, lipid abnormalities must be treated aggressively to reduce the risk of serious atherosclerosis. [156] This is important from an epidemiologic point of view and has a bearing on the treatment strategies that must be used to mitigate the risk. [157]

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