Most diabetes patients should be taking a statin

Most diabetes patients should be taking a statin...even if they DON'T have high cholesterol.

Statins are recommended for ALL patients who have diabetes and coronary artery disease. Treating 14 patients for 4 years seems to prevent one cardiovascular event.

The American College of Physicians recommends a statin for patients with diabetes plus one additional cardiac risk factor... age over 55...hypertension...smoking...etc.

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