Should all patients with type 2 diabetes be offered a statin medication?
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No. But patients with type 2 diabetes aged ≥40 years may benefit from statin therapy if initial low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol concentration is ≥100 mg/dL. (SOR: B, extrapolated from 2 meta-analyses with inconsistent outcomes.)
Evidence Based Practice 15(2): 07-08.