How often should diabetics check lipids?

How often should diabetics check lipids?

To identify and monitor those with lipid disorders, the American Diabetes Association recommends that all adults with diabetes receive, at least annually, a fasting lipid profile test to determine levels of serum total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL cholesterol (HDL-C), and LDL cholesterol (5).

Should all Type 2 diabetics be on a statin?

High-dose statin therapy is recommended for all patients with diabetes with a history of clinical atherosclerotic CVD or with at least one additional CVD risk factor. Moderate-dose statin therapy is also suggested for patients younger than 40 or older than 70 who have CVD risk factors.

What are normal HDL and LDL levels in Canada?

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Type of cholesterol Healthy concentration
LDL cholesterol (bad) < 3.5 mmol/L
HDL cholesterol (good) > 1.0 mmol/L males > 1.3 mmol/L females
Total cholesterol < 4.5 mmol/L (6 to 19 year olds) < 5.2 mmol/L (20 to 79 year olds)
Ratio of total cholesterol to HDL cholesterol < 5.0

What are the current cholesterol guidelines?

Total cholesterol (TC) goal values:

  • 75-169 mg/dL for those age 20 and younger.
  • 100-199 mg/dL for those over age 21.

What happens if you have too much lipids?

What happens if my lipids are too high? An excess amount of blood lipids can cause fat deposits in your artery walls, increasing your risk for heart disease.

What are acceptable cholesterol levels in Canada?

Health Canada suggests the following as guidelines for cholesterol levels: Total cholesterol: less than 5.2 millimoles per litre (mmol/L) Is ideal and more than 6.2 mmol/L is considered high. HDL cholesterol: more than 0.9 mmol/L is desirable.

What are the new lipid guidelines for diabetes?

The targets for people with diabetes previously con- sidered at “moderate risk” of a vascular event have been eliminated in these new recommendations. Instead, the LDL-C target has been low- ered from <2.5 mmol/L to ≤2.0 mmol/L and is now recommended as the primary goal in the management of dyslipidemia.

Are there new guidelines for dyslipidemia in Canada?

The 2021 dyslipidemia guidelines provide updated recommendations based on important new evidence.

What are the Diabetes Canada clinical practice guidelines?

The Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines are intended to guide practice; inform general patterns of care; enhance diabetes prevention efforts in Canada; and reduce the burden of diabetes complications.

Which is the best lipid medicine for type 2 diabetes in Canada?

A 40% LDL reduction can generally be achieved with atorvastatin 20 mg, rosuvastatin 10 mg, simvastatin 40 mg, or lovastatin 80 mg. A recently published national chart audit study of 2473 Canadian patients with type 2 diabetes revealed that 55% of patients with a diag- nosis of diabetes of 2 years had dyslipidemia.