Question of the Week | July 28, 2020

As a Diabetes Specialist in a rural clinic, you are asked to consult on a 49-year-old female with type 2 diabetes and a BMI of 27.  Blood pressure is 132/74 with the following lab values; A1c of 7.6%, LDL of 97 mg/dl, triglycerides 138, and GFR of 69.  Her medications include:

Metformin 850 mg three times a day, levothyroxine 100 mcg a day, and cetirizine 10mg daily. 

According to the ADA Cardiovascular Standards of Care, what other medication therapy needs to be added?

  1. Basal insulin.
  2. A statin.
  3. Aspirin therapy.
  4. An ACE Inhibitor or Angiotensin Renin Blocker (ARB).

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