Published: 23 July 2017
Author(s): Luis M. Beltrán, Alberto Olmo-Fernández, José R. Banegas, Juan García-Puig
Issue: July 2017
Section: Letter to the Editor

A comprehensive approach targeting blood pressure (BP), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDLc), and hyperglycaemia is crucial in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) [1]. There is a significant gap between the targets proposed by clinical practice guidelines (CPG) and their achievement in real-world practice. In a recent European study, 80%, 52.5%, and 37.4% of T2DM patients had a poor control of BP, LDLc, and HbA1c, respectively [2]. The proportion of patients who achieve a multifactorial control is even lower (5–10%) [2,3].

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