A diabetic may have risk enhancing conditions for atherosclerotic disease, in addition to those seen for the general population. A patient with one or more of these risk enhancing conditions may benefit from more aggressive control of blood cholesterol concentrations.

Risk enhancing conditions seen in diabetics:

(1) long duration (>= 20 years for type 1, >= 10 years for type 2)

(2) albuminuria (>= 30 milligrams per g creatinine)

(3) eGFR < 60 mL per min per 1.73 square meter

(4) retinopathy

(5) neuropathy

(6) ankle-to-brachial index < 0.9

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