Diabetes: Why Statins May Be Important Even if You Do Not Have High Cholesterol

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Let’s take a minute to talk about diabetes and a type of medication, called “statins”.

Even if you do not take a statin, you may already know about them. Statins are common medicines. They lower cholesterol in patients who have high cholesterol. Statins are important because they can protect these patients from heart disease, heart attacks and strokes.

Statins are especially important for people who have diabetes. This is because diabetes increases the chance of getting heart disease. If your doctor has already prescribed a statin, please continue to take it.

But what if you do not have high cholesterol? The good news is that statins may be able to protect you from heart disease, too. If you have diabetes, and you are 40 years or older, you should ask your doctor or pharmacist if a statin can help to protect you.

For best results, talk to your doctor or pharmacist today to see if a statin is right for you. If so, the sooner you start taking one, the sooner you will start protecting yourself from heart disease, heart attacks and strokes.

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