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.