Use of Statins in Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus

Wilbert S Aronow


Statins are the only lipid-lowering drugs that have been shown to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular events and mortality in patients with diabetes mellitus. This review article will discuss the studies demonstrating the efficacy of statins in reducing cardiovascular events and mortality in adults with diabetes mellitus and the current guidelines supporting this use of statins.


Diabetes mellitus; Statins; Cardiovascular events; Dyslipidemia; Lipid-lowering therapy

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