Clinical insights from the Fenofibrate Intervention and Event Lowering in Diabetes study: a community practice perspective

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Abstract

SUMMARY

Achieving adequate control of cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) is crucially important; however, the atherogenic dyslipidaemia (including low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and hypertriglyceridaemia) typically encountered in type 2 DM is often managed inadequately. Evidence from the Fenofibrate Intervention and Event Lowering in Diabetes study suggests that fenofibrate reduces the risk of long-term macrovascular and microvascular type 2 diabetic complications, especially in patients demonstrating features of the metabolic syndrome. Fenofibrate represents a useful treatment option for controlling cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetes patients in the community setting.

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