Statins and the risk of diabetes

Health Care, Medicine Comments Off

• Statins confer a small increased risk of diabetes.
• The risk is with intensive statin therapy and not moderate statin therapy
• This translates into one additional case of diabetes for every 500 patients treated with intensive rather than moderate statin therapy.
(Preiss D, et al. Risk of incident diabetes with intensive-dose compared with moderate-dose statin therapy: a meta-analysis. JAMA 2011;305(24):2556-64)