Diabetic Under 70 (Diabetics Below 70)

2014-08-27 03:36:45 | BioPortfolio


A screening project of diabetics with a very high cardiovascular risk (e.g. diabetes plus coronary heart disease) who already receive cholesterol-lowering therapy. Lipid profile and rate of patients who are treated to target (which is <70mg/dl for such patients with very high risk) are screened. The doctors therapy decisions after the screening will be documented and 8-10 weeks later the lipid profile of each patient will be evaluated again. Our aim is to evaluate dosing habits, to evaluate how many patients are treated to their LDL-C target and to underline the importance of treating patients to their cholesterol targets.

Study Design

Time Perspective: Prospective




Any cholesterol-lowering drug


Research Site


Active, not recruiting



Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:36:45-0400

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