While it's proven that statins do affect the body's ability to tolerate glucose, the risks of developing diabetes are vastly lower than the risks of not taking statin medication.
In study groups of people who already had prediabetes, the use of statins increased the levels of hemoglobin A1c to ranges considered diabetic.
It's worth pointing out that people with prediabetes almost inevitably progress into diabetes in any case.
The effect on diabetes may also be lined to dosage, with higher levels of statins contributing to a greater chance of developing the disease.
However, detailed studies suggest that the use of statins, even in most cases, only brought forward the development of diabetes by an average of six months.
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