Canadian group updates med guidelines for diabetes

04/12/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Patients older than 30 who have had diabetes for at least 15 years should begin taking statin drugs, according to new guidelines issued by the Canadian Diabetes Association. The group also called on diabetes patients ages 40 and older to take statins, and those 55 and older to take blood pressure drugs. CDA's guidelines are slightly more aggressive but not much different from the recommendations of the American Diabetes Association, said Sue Kirkman, former chair of medical affairs at the American group.

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