Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus have a 2-4-fold increased risk for death and cardiovascular disease.2 Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral artery disease) is the most important cause of morbidity and mortality in diabetes and there are several pathophysiological mechanisms contributing to atherosclerotic disease.3

Diabetic patients with CVD should consider an ACE-inhibitor or ARB therapy to reduce the risk of further cardiovascular events.

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