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Managing Editor, Diabetes in Control

Managing Editor, Diabetes in Control

Question #860

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You are seeing a 57-year-old man whose 10-year cardiovascular risk profile suggests that he should receive a low-dose statin. What should you consider regarding statins and the risk for incident diabetes? a. Statins are not associated with any significant difference in the risk for diabetes. b. Statins can increase the risk for incident diabetes by 48%. c. Statins may particularly promote diabetes among older adults. d. A total of 255 patients receiving statins for 4 years would produce 1 additional case of diabetes. Did you get it right? Follow the link to find out!

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