What are the benefits of measuring lipid profiles in type 2 diabetics?

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According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), “nearly all people with diabetes have abnormal cholesterol levels which contribute to their increased risk for heart attack and stroke”.  Therefore, regularly measuring lipid profiles will help maintain levels in the desired range and decrease the risk of a heart attack or stroke. 

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