Unless there is a contraindication( for example pregnancy, allergy, worsening renal failure
on ACEs) , all diabetics with proteinuria
should be on an ACE inhibitor or ARB, even if they only tolerate a low dose. It has been shown in study after study to reduce the progression of renal failure, so it is very important. Statins have also been proven to have many benefits and should be considered for use in all diabetics under the right circumstances.