if statins cause type 2 diabetes
Patients will ask if statins cause type 2 diabetes.
This is due to new warnings in statins' labelling about a possible increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
Tell patients that the risk of increased blood sugar and diabetes with statins is extremely low. There's roughly one more case of diabetes compared to about 9 fewer cardiovascular events...for every 1000 patients on a statin per year.