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World J Diabetes. May 15, 2019; 10(5): 280-290
Published online May 15, 2019. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v10.i5.280
Management of diabetic dyslipidemia: An update
Ishwarlal Jialal, Gurdeep Singh
Ishwarlal Jialal, California North-state University College of Medicine, VA Medical Center, Mather, CA 95757, United States
Gurdeep Singh, Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital, New York, NY 10041, United States
Author contributions: Jialal I and Singh G both contributed substantially to the work. Jialal I devised the format and edited to final submission. Singh G worked on the drafts and contributed significantly to the writing and referencing.
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Corresponding author: Ishwarlal Jialal, MD, PhD, Professor, Assistant Dean, California North-state University College of Medicine, VA Medical Center, 9700 West Taron Drive, Elk Grove, Mather, CA 95757, United States.
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Received: March 11, 2019
Peer-review started: March 12, 2019
First decision: May 8, 2019
Revised: May 13, 2019
Accepted: May 13, 2019
Article in press: May 14, 2019
Published online: May 15, 2019
Core Tip

Core tip: Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) is the major cause of mortality in diabetes. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol lowering with statins reduce ASCVD and is the mainstay of therapy. Also, both ezetimibe and PCSK9 inhibitors are useful strategies when statins cannot be tolerated or the LDL-cholesterol goal is not achieved.