While there have been no prospective, randomized, clinical trials to evaluate the effects of lipid-altering therapy in the subsequent development of CAD among diabetic patients, there is a consistent body of scientific evidence derived from subset analyses. These results indicate that lipid-altering therapy is beneficial in both primary and secondary prevention. A subset analysis of the Scandinavian Simvastatin Survival Study (4S) showed that, in diabetic patients with elevated total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol, normal triglycerides, and established CAD, there was a significant reduction in major CAD and related atherosclerotic events.
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All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine. Ever heard those words from your doctor? If that's all heshe recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you. Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of amarathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.