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Other Diabetes Therapies Important for Reduction of Macrovascular Disease

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Other Diabetes Therapies Important for Reduction of Macrovascular Disease, including CV Events

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Other Therapies
Important for reduction of macrovascular disease, including CV events
InterventionDosageComments
Aspirin81 mg daily
  • Recommended as secondary prevention for patients with a history of CV disease
  • Consider as primary prevention for patients aged ≥40 with type 2 diabetes and ≥1 other CV risk factors
  • Consider for patients aged 30-40 with type 2 diabetes and other CV risk factors, and for those with type 1 diabetes
Smoking cessationN/A
  • Assess readiness at each visit
  • Refer to cessation programs when patient is ready
  • Offer adjuncts as needed (eg, nicotine patches, bupropion)
  • See Smoking Cessation
ACE inhibitor or ARBVaries by agent
  • For treatment of microalbuminuria and hypertension in diabetic patients
Hydrochlorothiazide25 mg daily
  • For treatment of hypertension

From Diabetes
Primary Care of Veterans with HIV
Office of Clinical Public Health Programs
Veterans Health Administration, 2009