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Is it mandatory for a diabetic to be on cholesterol medication?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: No

That's a very unfortunate myth.
A majority of maturity-onset diabetics probably benefit from cholesterol-lowering agents, but diabetics are a diverse group and there's no one-size-fits-all Rx.

In brief: No

That's a very unfortunate myth.
A majority of maturity-onset diabetics probably benefit from cholesterol-lowering agents, but diabetics are a diverse group and there's no one-size-fits-all Rx.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Jeff McFadden
Not sure what you mean by mandatory. Being a diabetic you need to lower as many modifiable risk factors for heart disease as possible. A goal of LDL-C under 100 should be your goal or under 70 if known cardiac disease.
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