A 44-Year-Old Woman With a History of Type 2 Diabetes and Well-Controlled Hypertension
A 44-year-old woman has a 10-year history of type 2 diabetes. She is a nonsmoker with well-controlled hypertension and microalbuminuria. She is on dietary management, metformin, and takes one omega-3 fatty acid capsule with 840 mg of EPA and DHA. She also takes lisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide for her blood pressure. She has a family history of diabetes, but not premature ASCVD. She has a BP 134/78 and a BMI of 36.0. Her fasting lipid panel reveals an LDL–C 95 mg/dL, triglycerides 350 mg/dL, and HDL–C 38 mg/dL. Her hemoglobin A1c is 7.5%.
Which of the following statements is the best answer?