Management of Diabetic Dyslipidemia in Indians

Management of Diabetic Dyslipidemia in Indians

1.    Statins remain first-line drugs for diabetic dyslipidemia management.

 

2.    Lowering the LDL-C to the desired level is based upon the risk category (LAI Guidelines).

 

3.    Despite adequate statin therapy, residual CHD risk factor remains.

 

4.   Nonstatin drugs to further decrease the LDL-C for the residual CHD risk factors include ezetimibe, PCSK9 inhibitors and bempedoic acid.

 

5.   As Indians have a unique lipoprotein profile with high CHD mortality in the younger age group, our aim should be to target LDL as low as possible.

Dr. S K Wangnoo

Dr. S K Wangnoo is a Senior Consultant Endocrinologist at the Apollo Centre for Obesity, Diabetes & Endocrinology (ACODE) of Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals in Sarita Vihar, New Delhi. He is also Honorary Physician Endocrinologist to the President of India. After obtaining the MBBS (1976) and MD Medicine (1981) degrees, Dr. Wangnoo successfully completed the DM (Endocrinology) Examination in 1984.

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