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Achieving effective lipid management in diabetes

Publication date: Wednesday, 06 October 2010
Contributor(s): Michael Kirby

People with type 2 diabetes are at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and management of diabetic dyslipidaemia is an essential part of diabetes management. The Joint British Societies' 2 (JBS2) guidelines established the lipid targets of 4 mmol/L for total cholesterol and 2 mmol/L for LDL-cholesterol for people with type 2 diabetes and those with CVD. These lower targets for people with CVD were adopted by the NICE lipid modification guideline (CG67) in 2008, and the new NICE guideline for the management of type 2 diabetes continues this emphasis on lower lipid targets.

Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 2 Number 2 Jul-Aug-Sep 2009
Contributor(s): Michael Kirby

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