How is diabetes mellitus treated in patients with noncoronary atherosclerosis?

Updated: Dec 23, 2019
  • Author: F Brian Boudi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Yasmine S Ali, MD, FACC, FACP, MSCI  more...
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For patients with diabetes mellitus, strict control of comorbid risk factors is especially important. Ample evidence exists that such control reduces the incidence of the clinical complications of microvascular and macrovascular disease.

The benefit of strict glycemic control in the prevention of macrovascular disease has been difficult to confirm, although this intuitively is beneficial and is known to retard the progression of microvascular disease.

See the Guidelines section for CV risk reduction therapies in type 2 diabetes mellitus and CVD.


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