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CVD risk may influence medication use in type 2 diabetes

October 6, 2015

More than half of patients with diabetes in the United Kingdom are already prescribed cardioprotective drugs at diagnosis, rising to more than 80% after 5 years, according to recent study findings published in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care.

“Despite the increasing number of individuals with screen-detected diabetes, many of whom have comorbidities, there is an absence of knowledge about what the pharmacotherapy burden is at diagnosis in this population, and how it changes in the first 5 years,” the researchers wrote. “It is important that this is described so that patients and practitioners are informed about the likely course and burden of treatment.”

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