Are diabetics taking oral antidiabetics at increased cardiovascular risk?

Question: Do diabetics who take oral antidiabetics have a higher cardiovascular risk? Zamila (Bogotá).

Answer: Unfortunately, cardiovascular risk is increased in diabetic patients, both insulin-dependent and non-insulin-dependent (who control their diabetes with pills), which is why strict control of blood glucose levels is recommended, a diet suitable for diabetes, study and strict control (if any) of other cardiovascular risk factors (hypercholesterolemia, high blood pressure, smoking…).

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