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Lipid Management in Cardiovascular Disease


Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality for individuals with diabetes. Appropriate use of statin therapy results in significant CVD risk reduction for adults with diabetes.

Required Key Measure

Must be reported by grantees that select this Best Practice.

Number and percent of individuals in your Target Group who are prescribed a statin.

  • Improvement: Increasing the number and percent of individuals in your Target Group who achieve this measure shows improvement.
  • Timeframe: The timeframe for collecting data on the Required Key Measure will be January 1st to December 31st.
  • Data Collection: For more information on data collection and reporting, see the SDPI Outcomes System (SOS).

Target Group Guidance

Select your Target Group* from adults ages 40-75 years with diabetes and individuals of any age who have BOTH diabetes and CVD.
* People who are pregnant or have a statin allergy, intolerance, or contraindication should NOT be included in the Target Group.

You are required to report Required Key Measure data for one Target Group for your selected Best Practice. A Target Group is the largest number of patients/participants that your grant program can realistically serve. The following should be considered in selecting your Target Group:

  1. The size and characteristics (e.g., ages, health status, settings) of the community or patient population that you are going to draw your Target Group from
  2. Intensity of the activities/services you plan to do
  3. SDPI funding and other resources available to provide activities/services

For information and examples on selecting a Target Group, see the SDPI Diabetes Best Practice and Target Group recorded webinar.

Resources and Tools

Below are selected resources and tools specific to this Best Practice. Additional resources that may be useful for all Best Practices can be found in the SDPI Best Practice Resources.

IHS Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention

Indian Health Service

Department of Health and Human Services

American College of Cardiology

American Diabetes Association

American Heart Association