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Aspirin in patients with diabetes

Publication date: Thursday, 14 April 2005
Contributor(s): Sandra Waddingham

Patients with diabetes are at high risk of cardiovascular disease and aspirin is an important part of prevention strategies. Although it is effective and relatively well-tolerated, studies have shown that many patients with diabetes are not taking aspirin. In this article, we review why aspirin should be considered in patients with diabetes, the benefits it might achieve and areas where caution is required.

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Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 2, Number 1, February-March 2005
Print edition page(s): 40-42
Contributor(s): Sandra Waddingham

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